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A woman who is finally young at heart



Welcome to NAPAC


NAPAC is the National Association for People Abused in Childhood. We are a registered charity, based in the UK, providing support and information for people abused in childhood.

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NAPAC provides a national freephone support line for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood.

Whether you are a man or woman, whether you experienced physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect, whoever it was who abused you, we are here to help you. You are not alone.

Our support line is staffed by trained volunteers, who can help you on your journey of coming to terms with what happened and finding ways of repairing the harm. We can direct you to other sources of support in your local area.

The lines are open 10am till 9pm Monday to Thursday, 10am till 6pm on Friday and 10am till 4pm on Saturdays.

If all our volunteers are busy talking to other callers, please be patient and try again. We want to take your call and will do so as soon as we can.

Call free on 0800 085 3330 from landlines, 3, EE, Vodafone and Virgin mobile phones.

Call free on 0808 801 0331 from O2, EE and Vodafone mobile phones.

If you don’t want to call the support line, you can also email us on and we will reply as soon as possible.

Or to find other kinds of support in your local area, click here.

We will keep anything you tell us to ourselves, except if we learn that someone is in serious danger at the present time. In such circumstances – for example, if we learn that an identified child is being abused now – we are obliged to act upon that information and inform the police or other authorities.


Download our free book 'Recovering from Childhood Abuse' here
Download our full 5 Year Business Plan (33MB) here
Download our 5 Year Business Plan short version here
Download our Support Line statistics 2010 to 2013 here


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