Rape and sexual abuse are amongst the most extreme acts of human degradation. They are also amongst the most hidden crimes in our society and are far more prevalent than most people think. For example, did you know:
The impact of these assaults can be devastating for the individual involved. Their experience very often leads to mental health issues including, for example:
Professional support really can help people to manage their feelings and move on with their lives. It can also help to bring the perpetrator to justice. We need your help to deliver these services. To find out more about the prevalence and consequences of sexual abuse, visit our Resources section.
Charities such as DRASACS play an important role in our community and it is essential that they should be given the support and help they need in order to offer their services.— Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP (Doncaster Central)