TIME TO RESPOND: Parliamentary Film Screening

Our latest documentary film; Time To Respond was launched on 21st June 2018, by the Mental Health Minister, Maureen Watt. The documentary highlights good practice when working with survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse who suffer from Postnatal Depression. The woman talk with great honesty and courage about their experiences of good and bad practice. There … Read more

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Training News

September 2022 This year we have run a total of 8 courses on Working with Vicarious Trauma, which reflects the need identified by multiple organisations, ranging from Alliance Development Managers, We Are With You and Alliance Community Link Workers and MPs’ constituency staff. There is a recognition of working through the COVID pandemic and post … Read more


Number 69 Film Screenings across Scotland

We began our national tour of our documentary film ‘Number 69’ with a screening at Aberdeen University’s School of Education on 27th of April. This was just the beginning of what we hope will give this man’s quest for justice as wide a public screening as possible, and we already have a number of forthcoming screenings … Read more

Child sexual abuse and the SFA

We welcome the Interim Report of the Independent Review of Sexual Abuse in Scottish Football, which was published on June 15th 2018. Safe to Say recognised in 2017, the distressing plight which came to light within football in Scotland and across the UK.  We applaud the courage of the footballers who have come forward to disclose … Read more

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Rob the Robin and the Bald Eagle by Madge Bray

Rob the Robin and the Bald Eagle by Madge Bray Rob the Robin and the Bald Eagle is based on true events in the lives of a number of children who touched her own life as a play therapist and social entrepreneur.Her hope in writing the book is that readers of all ages can identify … Read more

Tackling Child Sexual Abuse

We are keen to give another plug for our esteemed colleague, Dr Sarah Nelson’s new book ‘Tackling Child Sexual Abuse’.  All of us at Safe to Say have been reading it and are enthused by its campaigning spirit and progressive ideas for preventing and otherwise tackling child sexual abuse.  It really is an essential read.


Upcoming training

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2022 We will be delivering another Safe to Say – Working with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse to the latest Alliance Community Link Workers in November. We will also, at the beginning of December be facilitating three 1 day refresher courses for Community Link Workers on Trauma Informed Training revisiting the different aspects … Read more

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Another International screening for Lifting the Lid

We are delighted to share that our award-winning documentary film, Lifting the Lid, has been selected for another International screening, this time at Culture Unplugged Film Festival 2016.  Established in 2008, the festival is “guided by a socio-spiritual mission that aspires to raise our collective consciousness by gathering global citizens to witness our world”.  Follow … Read more

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New website launched for Islington survivors

Islington Survivors Network is a group of survivors and whistleblowers seeking justice and healing for Islington victims of organised and institutional abuse.  This new website encourages victims or witnesses of abuse within Islington to come forward and contains links to many other survivors of institutional abuse across the UK. We would urge you to take a … Read more

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Training News

May 2016 So much of our time over the past few months has been dedicated to fundraising, however, we have also been busy with training.  For example, we’ve worked with an integrated health & social work team in North Ayrshire on responding to disclosure and vicarious trauma.  We’ve also been doing more work with after-school … Read more

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Progressive new book on Tackling Child Sexual Abuse to be published

Dr Sarah Nelson, University of Edinburgh, has a long and impressive history of researching, writing and presenting on sexual abuse issues.  She has a new book titled Tackling Child Sexual Abuse about to be published.  As the book’s subtitle suggests it will present “radical approaches to prevention, protection and support” and will be launched in … Read more

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Satanist ritual abuse – two important published articles

The National Newspaper has, over the past few days, published two important articles on the subject of satanist ritual abuse, both of which deserve attention.   On the 25th anniversary of the day in 1991 that children in South Ronaldsay, Orkney were taken into care, the following article written by Jean Rafferty was published: When evil … Read more