HOPE for all sexual abuse victims in light of Jimmy Savile scandal
Have you been triggered by the vast recent media coverage of the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal?
In the past week the Jimmy Savile scandal has grown and allegations that have been brought up against the late BBC TV personality have grown day after day.
This news and coverage has come to light after the ITV1 Documentry presented by a former detective Mark Williams ‘Exposed: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile’ was aired in a late night expose of the TV star last week. (Click below to view the whole story as it’s unfolded over the past week.)
It is alleged in the documentary, that Sir Jim molested and groomed girls for sex as young as 14 in the 1960′s and 70′s in his BBC dressing room and also his private Rolls-Royce.
This shocking and extremely disturbing news coverage has brought back historical abuse issues for many individuals both male and female.
In light of this coverage, Scarborough Charity HOPE Groups have issued the following statement.
“HOPE Groups are disturbed, but not surprised by the allegations made of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile and others towards young girls.
“We are here to listen and believe you in confidentiality and to support you in the best way for you.
“We can support you (who ever your abuser was) by email, text or telephone or at our main centre in Scarborough. We can also signpost across the UK to other registered agencies who can support you.
“If you were a victim of Jimmy Savile & co, please remember that the police are now saying if he was alive he would be charged. This means you will be believed. If you want support to contact the police we can help you to do that whilst giving you the right support.
“Please remember all abuse is damaging no matter how insignificant you may think it was. Whatever the circumstances of your abuse please remember the adult was and is always to blame.
“If we do not answer immediately we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.”
General Office: 01723 381811
Help and support line: 01723 330502
Text line support: 07857858857
Please visit www.hopegroups.org.uk for further information.