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Supporting Survivors of Childhood Abuse to Live Flourishing Lives

The impact of childhood sexual abuse is devastating and long lasting. Supporting adult survivors of childhood abuse to feel connected, safe and live a more fulfilling life are key aims of the Survivors of Childhood Abuse Support (SOCAS) Fund. Established in 2020 by Scottish Government, and managed by Inspiring Scotland, the fund brings together 29 charities, who together provide vital support for survivors across Scotland. 

A new report by Inspiring Scotland highlights the range and positive impact of the support delivered to survivors throughout 2021/22. Connection and collaboration have been key themes in the last year with a range of innovative practices employed to address the challenges emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic and the pressures of the rising cost of living. 

‘In the last six months we have linked with over 30 organisations, including  SOCAS portfolio partners, to maximise the support we provide to young women. These connections with other agencies are vital to ensure our young women access the right wrap around support that is often needed.’ 

Say Women 

Waiting lists remained an issue, and the report highlights the range of innovative measures undertaken by the charities to tackle them.  

To read the full report click here. 

The number of survivors seeking support continues to rise and there remains more to be done in 2023. We look forward to working closely with our charity partners to maximise their impact. 

Find details of the 29 organisation funded by the SOCAS fund here.

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