NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, it has taken me a lifetime to build up the courage to write this, but here we go….. I was born in 1966, a brother to a loving family in London and my parents at the time were hard working and for all their work...

Poem by John Roedel

my brain and heart divorced a decade ago over who was to blame about how big of a mess have become eventually, they couldn't be in the same room with each other now my head and heart share custody of me stay with my brain during the week and my heart gets me on...

This is my life, written down on paper

My name is ‘Rosie’. This is my life written down on paper. My childhood was not a very good one. My parents were heroin addicts and as you can imagine they were not very good at being parents. Throughout my whole life I had no boundaries no one to tell me off. I was...

Natural Thinking by Ria Walton

the frondescence of flourishing leaves  coming to life the essence of new life for spring the re birth of trees the birds singing their melodies sweet songs of morning nature alive with fresh new growth buds blooming their energy forthwith to bring, the floral...

The Three Girls Workshop

Three Girls Workshop With lockdown having restricted the hosting of events ‘in person’ the Foundation recently ran on online meet-up centred around the BAFTA award winning BBC mini-series Three Girls.  The programme (for which Maggie worked as the Programme...


By Ryan Hooper, PA Chief Reporter  A new, specific law is required to give more rights to those affected by crime, the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales has said. Dame Vera Baird QC said a change of culture'' was long overdue'' to look after'' victims of...

“I feel lost, and I don’t know if this pain will ever leave me…..”

I  was abused from age 7 to 20. No one in my life knows except doctors/counsellors/helplines or the occasional Samaritan. I carry on every day like I'm absolutely fine. No one would ever know.   It's almost like having two lives which makes me very sad. I was...
Legal Options

At The Maggie Oliver a Foundation we are committed to ensuring survivors are aware of all the legal options pertaining to the abuse you’ve experienced and that any action you take should be based on YOUR choice.

We feel very strongly that you should be given all your options and make an informed decision when deciding what it is you would like to do.

Reporting to the police

We can support you to report to the police if this is something you wish to do.

We can arrange to support you in interviews and in subsequent appointments.

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Claims

We can assist with information around the process of applying for CICA

Sexual Assault Referral Centres

We can support you to attend a SARC if you wish, where you can explore options open to you.

Compensation (Civil Claims)

Survivors may wish to pursue a legal claim for compensation in respect of the abuse they have suffered and we can provide information about legal options that may be available for survivors of sexual abuse.

It is important to understand that if the abuse happened many years ago, survivors may still be successful in obtaining justice and compensation.

Who can I talk to about my abuse?

Legal Options

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The impact of childhood sexual abuse

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