National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

NAPAC provide the only free national support service for adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse. They offer specialist, confidential support to all adult survivors of any type of abuse, operated by experienced staff and trained volunteers.

NAPAC works closely with the criminal justice and public health sectors. They support survivors to navigate and understand their options with criminal and civil law, and in healing and recovery. Choice is key, and their website provides a lot of free information for survivors and those supporting them.

People use NAPAC’s services to support their overall health and wellbeing, to build and improve their resilience, and to be able to make brave, positive choices every day – including asking for help when they need it.

Those using their services ask for support with a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, isolation, reporting to the police, domestic and sexual violence, boundaries, and complex post-traumatic stress. For many, contacting NAPAC is a first step to recovering from trauma and leading happier, more fulfilled lives.

They have four main services:

  • They run the UK’s only free national telephone and email support service for all adult survivors of any kind of childhood abuse
  • Intensive psycho-educational support groups for survivors of abuse; these face-to-face support groups have now been developed for online delivery
  • They provide extensive training for professionals who engage with adult survivors of childhood abuse and anyone at risk of vicarious trauma
  • They conduct research and advocacy, using their own data and working in partnership to raise survivors’ voices in policy and practice across the UK

Geographical area service covers


Who is the service for?

Adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse

Referral routes into service (professionals, self)

Self referral

Risk level you support

Other relevant information