Monday, 19 June 2017

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has launched a consultation on the impact of child sexual abuse on victims and survivors and access to and use of support services. 
The consultation is open to anyone who is a victim or survivor of child sexual abuse, and also to those who may wish to complete the survey on behalf of a victim/survivor. 
The consultation will examine a series of issues relating to victims’ and survivors’ experiences of support services. There are questions dealing with a range of issues connected to the impact of abuse and support service provision. We want to know more about experiences of the different types of support and the differences in the way they are experienced by children and adults.  
The confidential survey will be open until 12th September following this are report will be published. The easiest and quickest way to get in touch is by filling in the form here.

If you would like to see the list of questions included in the online form you can view these on our IICSA Victim and Survivor consultation document.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Bitterness and anger a potent mix

Bitterness and anger arrowed in; a potent mix
It has taken years plus buckets full of tears to fix
Repressed anger becomes a poison to self
It had been put away on a distant shelf
Covered in dust poison circulated to harm
Twisting through body; leg and arm
Brain in a distant lonely fog
Life a struggle through a stinking bog

Wanting to believe that happiness may come
But forever it alludes and my race has almost run
An artist streak killed at a young age
Instead regret and a long and painful rage
To kick and punch to vent the pain

Of the lonely child seems in vain