One in Four UK - About Us
One in Four UK is a Registered Charity (Charity Number 1081726).
One in Four offers a voice to and support for people who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence. Research has consistently shown that one in four children will experience sexual abuse before the age of 18. Society has thus far been unwilling to face up to the deep rooted nature of this problem or the sheer scale of the long term damage it leaves in its wake. Our determined aim is to change this.
One in Four is an organisation run for and by people who have experience of sexual abuse. We exist to give voice to the experience of people who have been sexually abused and to provide a space which by its very existence challenges feelings of shame and self blame. To find out more about our ethos, read mission statement.
What we do
We provide a unique service to individuals, both directly and indirectly. Directly,through individual therapy and helpline support. Indirectly through campaigning, policy making, in-house research, training, and consultancy work with statutory and non statutory agencies. Read our vision statement.
The History Of One in Four UK
One in Four UK was established in London, UK in 1999. The organisation became a registered charity in July 2000 and currently operates nationally in the UK from its London offices. It provides support and resources to people who have experienced sexual abuse, regardless of gender. A sister organisation, One in Four Ireland was established in Ireland in July 2002 and opened its doors for services in February 2003. Though the two organisations are separate legal entities, they do both work together where it’s appropriate.
Keeping your visits to websites PRIVATE
When you use the internet, your computer stores the name of each website you visit in a “history” file. Storing these files allows a web page to load quicker the next time you log on to it. If people want to see which websites you have been to, all they need to do is to look at these files. If you are worried about someone knowing you have logged on to this website, you can try and stop them from finding out…..more info
The above information is for guidance only. If you don’t want someone to know that you have visited this website, it may be best to use the internet at a local library or look at it on the computer of a friend whom you trust.
One in Four (from Colm O'Gorman website)
One in Four (London) was established by Colm O’Gorman in London, UK in 1999. The organisation became a registered charity in July 2000 and currently operates nationally in the UK from its London offices. It provides support and resources to women and men who have experienced sexual abuse.
One in Four Ireland was established in Ireland in July 2002. Based in Holles Street, Dublin, it operates nationally offering a range of services and supports to women and men who have experienced sexual abuse and/or sexual violence.
One in Four exists to give voice to the experience of people who have experienced sexual abuse and/or sexual violence and to provide a space that by its very existence challenges feelings of shame and self blame. In the often perceived hopelessness and despair of such trauma the possibility of meeting another, one who has undertaken that journey themselves, offers hope and encouragement.
One in Four actively seeks and welcomes at all levels of the organisations work the involvement of people who have experienced sexual violence. The creation of a community that bears witness to the isolating and silenced reality of sexual violence fundamentally changes and moves beyond that reality.