If I tell anyone I was sexually abused when I was a child, won’t they think I’m more likely to be an abuser too and try to keep me away from kids?

02nd Aug 23

It’s not true that people who were sexually abused as children are more likely to become abusers themselves; this is a dangerous, hurtful myth. The vast majority of people who are sexually abused in childhood will never commit sexual offences against other people. As a survivor of child sexual abuse, you deserve support and talking about your experiences can help you to heal and move forward positively with your life. If you want to, you can start by getting in touch with us. We will listen, believe and support you. We won’t judge or make ignorant assumptions about you.