* START A SPECIFIC FUND FOR VICTIM & SURVIVOR SUPPORT
NAGAH will start its own fund specifically to pay for support where it is most needed. Government funding and NHS waiting times are quite frankly a disgrace in most cases and makes them not fit for purpose. We want to be able to pay for mental health support when absolutely necessary as often a victim will fall into a spiral of depression and substance abuse during or after abuse and this can be avoided at an early stage if the relevant support is offered when needed. This is a much cheaper option in the long term our government seems not to realise, as the long term costs of dealing with the after effects of sexual abuse such as substance abuse, health care, crime and imprisonment are much higher than if treated at the earliest stage.