Sibling Sexual Abuse
Sibling Sexual Abuse (abuse between brothers/sisters) is the most common form of abuse within families and naturally can cause complex emotions to develop.
We provide support to all survivors of sexual abuse, including sexual violence perpetrated by a family member which could be by siblings, step-siblings, foster siblings, or peers from the same household.
It is estimated that, of the 1 in 6 children and young people who experience sexual abuse, 1 in 5 cases are sibling sexual abuse. So if you have experienced this you are not alone. Our support is confidential (the limitations of this will be explained during your first session with us), and our Emotional Support Line and Emotional Support Email are also anonymous. We always believe survivors and will never put pressure on any survivor to report to the police. You can share as much or as little as you feel comfortable with, and you can do so at your own pace.
If you would like support for the sibling sexual abuse you have experienced you can:
- self-refer to our specialist counselling
- get group support from one of our trauma informed groups and
- self-refer to our ISVA service
You are not alone
We are here to help you and, no matter how hard it may seem, we will get there together.
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