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ACAL News Piece – October 2019

ACAL is very excited to have recently made a number of donations to various charities and here is what they had to say about it.

1) The Survivors Trust

I am contacting you in regards to the donation that was sent to us via cheque from the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers.

Firstly, I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone at ACAL on behalf of The Survivors Trust team. We are very grateful for this generous donation that will allow us to continue our work supporting our member agencies and survivors.

The Survivors Trust is the largest umbrella agency for specialist rape and sexual abuse services in Europe and has been providing infrastructure support to our members for the past 15 years. We have 129 member agencies based in the UK and Ireland providing information, advice, support and therapy to over 80,000 individual survivors each year. Our services work with victims and survivors of all ages, male and female, of all forms of sexual violence, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, including support for partners and family members. Our Trustee Board is exclusively made up of Managers and Directors of rape and sexual abuse support services. Our core aim is to ensure that society supports all survivors effectively and takes responsibility for ending sexual violence.


Representing specialist rape and sexual abuse support centres in the UK and Ireland

2) The Pace Centre

Thank you for your very generous donation to Pace. Your unexpected and generous donation has been gratefully received. Your donation could help us give 9 therapy sessions to a baby who has had a difficult start in life or help us buy 4 height-adjustable tables for our classrooms so children can access creative activities, use computers or learn how to cook.

We would also be very pleased to have a link from your site to ours. Please see attached a Photo and below a short introduction Pace is a children’s charity that supports c400 children and young people with cerebral palsy, related sensory-motor disorders and development delay, a year. Providing specialist therapy and a first-class education for children aged 0-18 years, as well as providing support, advice and guidance for their families. Our aim is to lead the way in the delivery of innovative and effective educational and therapeutic provision that focuses on the development of independence skills, empowering the children to reach their full potential in life.


3) Eastbourne Survivors

Thank-you for ACAL’s generous donation. It is hugely appreciated and will help us to continue to provide much-needed support to victims of childhood sexual abuse.

Eastbourne Survivors is a Self Help and Support Group open to men and women (over 16 years) and their partners. If you’re suffering the consequences of sexual abuse and want the support and understanding of other survivors, why not come and join us.


4) Rape Crisis

That is so kind of you and thank you for your sentiments.
One small step on the road to recovery…………………………..

Telephone: 020 8683 3311 Mon to Fri 10am to 6pm
Helpline: 0808 802 9999 Every day of the year
12pm – 2.30pm, 3pm – 5.30pm & 7pm to 9.30pm – Monday to Friday
12apm – 2.30pm and 7pm – 9.30pm at weekends

Webiste: www.rasasc.org.uk
Twitter: @rasasc_london
Facebook: RapeCrisis South London

5) PACE – Parents Against Child Exploitation – October 2019

A huge thank you for the wonderful donation ACAL made to Pace. The donation will go towards sustaining the vital support we provide parents experiencing children exploitation, from investigation right through to prosecution.

One parent recently told us:

“I wanted to take a minute to thank you for your support, guidance and dedication in supporting my family and I over these past few very difficult months. With your support, you have allowed me to have a voice and understand that we as a family are not alone.. You have listened through my tears and found laws and legislation for me to read, which supported and guided us. In our darkest days you have given us hope. We will be forever grateful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. From a heartbroken mum who, with your support feels there is life after CSE.”

“Pace supports parents to safeguard their children who are being exploited and to disrupt perpetrators of abuse and bring them to justice. Through training Pace upskills practitioners how to effectively support families with a trauma-informed, family focussed, non-judgemental approach and influences national policy by demonstrating the positive impact of our evidence based work.”


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