Information for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse Animation Film

Date: 19th November 2019
Category: Equal protection from violence, Right to life, survival and development, Protection from abuse or neglect
Author: Police Scotland


The content of this film is aimed at providing supportive information for adult survivors of childhood abuse. The advice can also be considered relevant in circumstances of current child abuse.

The animation follows two survivors through the journey of reporting to police whilst focussing on key areas and covering some frequently asked questions, including:

  • What is child abuse?
  • Why should I make a report to police?
  • How can I report my abuse to police?
  • What happens after I make a report to police?
  • Who decides if the case will go to court?
  • What happens if I have to go to court?
  • What support is available?

The animation complements an existing information leaflet for adult survivors of childhood abuse and information on Police Scotland’s website, all of which aim to provide survivors with information to enable them to make an informed choice about whether or not they wish to report such abuse to police, whilst at the same time ensuring that they are signposted to relevant support services.