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Recovery & healing is possible. Trust in the process.

This is the page for women who have suffered sexual abuse in childhood or sexual assault in adult life.


Approximately 1 in 4 girls is sexually abused in childhood.


23% of women are subjected to sexual violence in adulthood.

Please know that you are not alone.


Also know that you are not to blame. Whatever the circumstances surrounding each instance of abuse or assault, the responsibility for sexual violence lies with those who carry it out. No-one else.


Everyone reacts uniquely to the experience of being sexually abused or assaulted, but it’s true that the emotional effects are often painful and confusing in the extreme.


It might sometimes seem as if you will never feel safe and fulfilled again. If abuse occurred early on in your life, it might be hard for you to even imagine what it’s like to feel good.


But healing and recovery are possible. For everyone.

Thank you for taking the courageous step of visiting this site to seek information or support.


Now trust in the process. Be prepared to lean on others when you need to, but, at the same time, always follow your own instincts and set your own pace on your journey of recovery.


This is about you, now - about your well-being and what you want out of life.


I am a Survivor:

Making Recovery a Reality - Rape Crisis Scotland *

Hello I'm Angela Shelton!

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Concrete Angel

Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis Centre Frequently Asked Q1
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Rape Crisis Scotland's 'Not Ever' ad


*Similar Rape Crisis services are available in West Yorkshire: see resources and links.