Often, reading about the experiences of other people or understanding the symptoms and feelings which may arise from an unwanted sexual experience can help you to come terms with your own story. We’ve compiled a series of resources and definitions which we think you might find helpful. We also share some stories from people we’ve supported in the past.If you have any queries about anything you read here or would like to suggest further useful content for this resource library, please contact us.
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An information sheet detailing different ways that it may be possible for survivors to claim compensation including the government-funded Criminal Injuries Compensation (CICA) scheme, with links to other organisations that may be able to support with this, and information about finding a suitable solicitor if necessary.