We're pleased to announce a new report about the way survivor speakers & experts by experience are regularly being asked to retell their traumas unpaid, without support, & without protection.
This report and related recommendations should be considered vital to any organisation seeking to engage victims, survivors and people with experience of all different types of abuse, oppression, health and illness, loss, distress, and trauma.
With many organisations now moving towards, or aspiring to trauma informed approaches and philosophies, now is the time to explore whether asking children and adults to retell their traumas repeatedly, is still needed or indeed, whether it was ever ethical at all.
We are grateful to the 58 survivor speakers from across the UK who took part anonymously. Their experiences show that despite many of them retelling their traumas more than 25 times each, only 9% of them had ever been paid, or had their expenses reimbursed.
This report is available FOR FREE on the VictimFocus website, and in A4 print format for £4 + p&p on pre-order.
This report was authored by Dr Jessica Taylor and Bramley Clarence.