Our 2016 Annual Report will be launched today by Dr Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection to The Government. In 2016 One in Four provided counselling to 143 adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and 53 family members, a total of 2,563 therapy hours.
Our advocacy officers supported 646 people to engage with the criminal justice system and to make child protection notifications.
40% of our clients were men which challenges the idea that boys are not sexually abused. Almost half (46%) of our counselling clients were abused in their own families. The others were abused in the Catholic Church (11%), friends and neighbours (10%) or strangers (19%).
Suicide attempts were common among the people we met in 2016.