Where can you get support after grooming? Sometimes its hard, particularly after adult grooming, because there’s no single source of help, adult grooming is not a crime (yet!) and because the insidiousness of grooming can leave you with more mental scars than physical ones*.
However, every situation is unique and the following organisations may be relevant to you (and if you’ve had help from somewhere not mentioned, please do let us know to add to this list of help and resources):
Citizen’s Advice Bureau: A UK based network offering free, confidential information and advice to “help people with money, legal, consumer and other problems”.
Immigration Marriage Fraud Consultancy: Run by Kim Sow, this is an incredibly well connected organisation. (Some others appear to be a little racist – Kim manages to avoid this.)
Please note that support services are paid.
Men’s Advice Line: A confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members) Tel: 0808 801 0327
Modern Slavery Helpline: The Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre is working towards a world without slavery by supporting, equipping and influencing. Tel: 08000 121 700
National Rape Crisis: Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) supports the work of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales. They also raise awareness and understanding of sexual violence and abuse in all its forms.
Rape Crisis Centres offer services by women, for women and girls, but
fully acknowledge men and boys also experience rape and sexual violence and abuse. Over half their Rape Crisis Centres offer specific services to men and/or boys. If a man or boy contacts a Rape Crisis Centre that does not offer direct services to male survivors, he will be treated with empathy and respect, and signposted towards his nearest appropriate services. (Tel
0808 802 9999 )
Please note that it is being widely publicised that there is a long wait list due to inadequate funding of the is service
Safe (Support for Young People): Supports under 25s who have been harmed by crime, helping them to recover their confidence and sense of safety. (Tel: 0800 133 7938)
Stop UK Marriage Fraud: Michelle is always happy to talk to anyone who has fallen foul of a marriage scam (and is campaigning to raise awareness).
The Survivors Trust (TST): TST, together with member agencies, is committed to empowering survivors and their supporters to work through and beyond the experience of abuse. Call 0808 801 0818
Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) is a charity dedicated to raising awareness o,f and transforming responses to, economic abuse.
Victim Focus: If you were raped or sexually assaulted, their free eight unit course could prove invaluable to you: https://caageorg.wordpress.com/2019/07/02/caring-for-yourself-after-sexual-violence/
Victim Support (VS): Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales. Tel: 0808 16 89 111
Women’s Aid: a “grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated”. Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
*The majority of respondents to our survey into adult grooming record mental health diagnoses such at PTSD or CPTSD
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