NAPAC – The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

Provide support to people who have been abused in childhood

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  • To respond to the distress caused in adulthood by ill treatment and/or neglect in childhood.
  • To establish a national information line and postal service for people requiring advice and information about help available to overcome the continuing impact of childhood abuse in adulthood.
  • To provide support, training, information and resources to persons and organisations supporting people who have experienced ill treatment and/or neglect in childhood.
  • To raise public awareness of the continuing impact of childhood abuse in adulthood.
  • To effectively campaign to alleviate the impact of child abuse in adulthood.

services provided:

NAPAC plan to achieve these aims by:-

  • Continuing to run their national freephone Support Line for adults who have  suffered any type of abuse during childhood.
  • The publication of helpful materials and information.
  • Establishing training packages for people and organisations supporting survivors.
  • The establishment, maintenance and monitoring of a national register of counsellors and therapists who are committed to assisting adults who have experienced child abuse
  • Organising seminars and conferences on relevant topics
  • Promoting and liaising with relevant bodies on issues pertaining to childhood abuse and its continuing impact in adulthood.

Additional information:

Written resources for survivors are now also available to stream as audio files.  These are the six booklets here 

The support line can be very busy so please keep trying at different times.

We also offer support groups in England and Wales as and when funds are available to deliver them 


Monday – Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 10.00am-6.00pm.



CAN Mezzanine
7-14 Great Dover Street

Phone: 0203 096 7645
Helpline number: 0808 801 0331 (Free)

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