We envisage a future where Tamil people impacted by childhood sexual abuse can find their voice
Childhood Sexual Abuse.
Childhood sexual abuse is a global issue. Abuse experienced in childhood can have a lasting impact on the adults that children become. ANBU works with the Tamil community’s historical and present trauma to explore the community's capacity to heal and break the silence and stigma associated with abuse within the Tamil community.
Over 90% of sexually abused children were abused by someone they knew.
There’s an estimated minimum of 11 million adult survivors of child sexual abuse in the UK.
Around one in five adults have experienced some form of abuse in childhood, so you probably know a survivor.
Survivors often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, isolation, anxiety and depression. Some use damaging coping mechanisms such as substance misuse and self-harming.
(Radford et al,
We are committed to personal and social transformation and want to draw on our community's strengths to address and prevent childhood sexual abuse. We aspire to uncover and implement healing methods specific to our community and shift how our community addresses childhood sexual abuse.
It Happens- English
See the ANBU launch video created by the founding team in Canada in English and Tamil.
It Happens- Tamil
Need Support Now?
ANBU UK is currently unable to provide any crisis support line services. If you are in need of immediate assistance please contact support organisations listed below:
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) is the UK’s leading national charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect: 0808 801 0331
NSPCC the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, helping children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening. The NSPCC helpline provides help and support to thousands of parents, professionals and families: 0808 800 5000
Jothy Helpline provides a helpline service for tamil speaking individuals ‘Nalamaana Ullam Mahilvaana Vaalvu’. Free face to face counselling service and free confidential helpline service Monday - Friday from 13:00- 21:00 020 3371 0006
The Samaritains offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal: 116 123
The Survivors Trust (TST) is a UK-wide national umbrella agency for 130 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout the UK and Ireland. To find support in your area, check this link:
One in Four is a specialist charity with a dedicated team of experts and counsellors with many years of knowledge, experience and expertise in working with survivors of sexual abuse and violence, and particularly child sexual abuse.
SurvivorsUK was established as a service for male survivors, to cater for people not provided for by other services. We are an inclusive service and welcome anyone who identifies as male, trans, non-binary, has identified as male in the past, or anyone who feels that we are the right fit for them. Helpline: 020 3598 3898
myNanBee provides a Tamil speaking befriending service as we believe that one of our ways to beat loneliness is to spend time talking to each other.
If something is bothering you and you need a friend to talk to please contact us: 07534905923