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Survivors of Childhood Abuse Support Fund

Support for a healthy and happy life

The purpose of the fund is to support the recovery and resilience of survivors by enhancing capacity and capability of third sector and community-based organisations who provide dedicated support.

Funded by Scottish Government and supported by Inspiring Scotland, this £10m fund over 4 years aims to support all survivors in having equal access to services in Scotland. It will also address waiting lists for support, encourage collaboration and innovation amongst third sector providers, and build integration with statutory services.

Improving wellbeing & reducing social isolation

The Survivors of Childhood Abuse Fund helps charities who support those affected by the negative consequences of childhood abuse, enabling them to enjoy good health and participate and thrive in society. The overarching priority is meeting the needs of survivors and listening to what they have to say.

There is evidence linking childhood abuse, trauma and adversity to a range of inequalities including mental and physical health inequalities, alcohol and substance misuse, homelessness, crime victimisation, income inequalities, reduced participation in the labour market and other health, justice, social and economic inequalities.

Person-centred support for survivors can therefore take a range of different forms to address these inequalities and disadvantages, as well as respond to diverse and complex needs associated with childhood abuse.


organisations funded


survivors supported


local authorities covered


invested 2020-21


Survivors of Childhood Abuse Support Fund: Never more needed

Charities from the Survivors of Childhood Abuse Support Fund portfolio have come together virtually to produce a video to let everyone know they remain open and available to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Digital Directory of Services

In conjunction with Scottish Government, Inspiring Scotland wish to continue to support survivors of childhood abuse, particularly with the impact of the current COVID-19 issue.

For survivors of all forms of abuse, staying at home and with added pressure on statutory services, more people are looking for support from third sector organisations. To help connect people to the right services, we have created a digital directory of organisations providing support to survivors in Scotland at this time.


Further resources

Survivors of Childhood Abuse Support Fund portfolio charity Stop It Now have put together a set of resources on the prevention of childhood abuse. Providing up to date, practical resources for professionals and those they work with during this challenging time, the pack includes six leaflets covering topics such as prevention services, managing risk to children, and internet safety.

Find out more here.


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Survivors of Childhood Abuse Support Fund

Portfolio of charities

Aberdeen Cyrenians and Penumbra
Survivors of Childhood Abuse Support Fund

Aberdeen Cyrenians and Penumbra

Aberdeen Cyrenians is a charity dedicated to supporting people affected by homelessness, violence, trauma, and other forms of social exclusion. Active in the city for the past 50 years, their aim is to help people make planned changes in their lives, often at crucial periods of transition. All services are provided on a voluntary basis

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Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis Centre
Survivors of Childhood Abuse Support Fund

Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis Centre

Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis (ABRC) provide free and confidential support and advocacy to survivors of all genders (aged 12 +) who have experienced rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexual bullying, stalking and commercial sexual exploitation. They also offer support to non-abusing partners and family members of survivors of sexual violence. ABRC

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Break the Silence
Survivors of Childhood Abuse Support Fund

Break the Silence

Break The Silence work to improve the emotional, psychological and physical health of survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse, their partners and family members across East and North Ayrshire. Support options include counselling, eye movement de-sensitisation and re-processing (EMDR), complementary therapies, group activities, advocacy support, peer support, and volunteering opportunities. They also promote partnership

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