The Carrero series is based on many forms of abuse. Childhood neglect, sexual, physical, and mental abuse, and touches on very many gritty topics. It touches on domestic violence in the home among other issues.
I am a huge supporter of the following charities and helplines, and wanted to bring together information for those who maybe do not know where to look. I am UK based so this is primarily a UK list of numbers and will be happy to add USA and other regions if you contact me with helpful links.
Tackle Child Abuse
Department of Education UK
The Children’s Society
Child sexual exploitation
ChildSafe works to protect children and youth who are: living and working on the streets, using drugs, affected by HIV, migrants or at risk of unsafe migration, in prison or in conflict with the law, victims of abuse and domestic violence, involved in the sex trade, school drop-outs or unemployed, living in poverty or affected in any other way that prevents them from having their internationally recognized rights as children fulfilled.
Helpline for children
National Domestic Violence Helpline
Helpline for sufferers of domestic abuse
Narcassistic Abuse Helpline UK
To prevent narcissistic abuse, provide support to those impacted, and create awareness for support and resources.
Support information UK (Jennifer Gilmour’s page of quick links and phone numbers)
Reaching out for help at any age, a support network to safeguard our most vulnerable.
Child abuse can happen in many different ways, and can include neglect as well as physical, emotional and sexual abuse. In many cases, people experience more than one type of abuse.
Domestic abuse – The UK government’s definition of domestic violence is ‘any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional.’
NSPCC – past abuse
Non-recent abuse (also known as historical abuse) is an allegation of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse made by or on behalf of someone who is now 18 years or over, relating to an incident which took place when the alleged victim was under 18 years old.
This section includes information and support for:
- Adult survivors of abuse
- Male survivors of abuse
- Partners of survivors of abuse
- Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse support
Gives information that may help if you have experienced abuse or are still going through it.
Aurora exists to relieve the suffering and distress of people abused in childhood. We do this by providing one-to-one counselling/psychotherapy; and also workshops and social activities.
Domestic violence help for Men
The confidential helpline is available for male victims of domestic abuse and male victims of domestic violence across the UK.
They support men suffering from domestic abuse from their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).
This can range from actual violence or object throwing to mental abuse such as constant bullying or constant insults.
Younique – I was I am
The make up company offers support to victims of abuse, either childhood, domestic or other forms of abuse.
#MakeManyRipples – https://defendinnocence.org
Please do not suffer in silence, even if the abuse has stopped. Some of us can carry the scars from our past, long after we think we are free from the torment.
For many abuse leads to self medicating which has it’s own set of issues.
Alcohol & Drug Rehab for Addiction & Self-Destructive Behaviours – https://www.adt-healthcare.com/
An organisation that provides addiction treatment and healthcare advice for a wide range of different addictions and dependency problems.
Cyberbullying – is using the internet, email, online games or any digital technology to threaten, tease, upset or humiliate someone else.
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