Helping Male Sexual Abuse Survivors

Daniel Wolstencroft was just five years old the first time he was sexually abused by a family member. The abuse went on for years. He started acting out as a teenager, turned to drink and drugs and ended up in prison. No one thought to ask what was wrong and it was only years later – when another man opened up to him about his own sexual abuse – that Daniel found the courage to break his silence.

As many as 75,000 men are victims of sexual assault in the UK every year; 9,000 are victims of rape, but this abuse is rarely talked about, and there's a stigma still attached to coming forward. In 2013/14, only 3,000 offences of male rape or sexual assault were recorded.

That's why Daniel has set up Shatter Boys UK in Manchester, a new project to help other male survivors of child sexual abuse and adult rape. The project uses the experiences of men who have been through horrific ordeals themselves to empower other victims.  

So far, they've helped 100s of men across the UK and the plan is to launch additional support groups across the country.

Up until now Shatter Boys UK has been self-funded from Daniel's other job and donations from friends and professionals donating their time.

There are currently over 20,000 services for women and only 7 specifically for males.

The funds will go towards providing peer support for individuals and groups, to rent rooms to provide support and travel to reach Survivors in different areas of the country.


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Daniel Wolstencroft 
Birchwood, North West England, United Kingdom
Daniel Wolstencroft 
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