The Public Show Support to RP Helpline

The RP Helpline has seen a major surge in cases since lockdown laws came into effect amidst the coronavirus pandemic. In March and April, the Helpline received 420 cases compared to 250 in the same period last year. The number of people reaching out has pushed the expectations of our helpline professionals, meaning they are now dealing with an unprecedented number of cases.

‘It is very concerning that people have been made more vulnerable to this hideous crime at the same time that they are cut off from the support and advice of friends, family and professionals.’

Sophie Mortimer (RP Helpline Manager)

In response to this, the BBC worked closely with Sophie Mortimer (RP Helpline Manager) in an article which detailed the amount of support the Helpline was offering throughout the nation. They also discussed reasons as to why a surge as big as this was occurring. You can read the full article here:

The public response though has been just as overwhelming. People have been reaching out, offering support and donating to the Helpline to ensure its amazing work can continue on. Not only that, but the number of people wanting to discuss and report on the issue has also significantly increased.

‘Despite the increase in cases, the Revenge Porn Helpline continues to be here to help adults in the UK who need us. We can advise people on the law in their case and how to report to the police, signpost to the most appropriate services and help get private content removed from the internet.’

Sophie Mortimer (RP Helpline Manager)

The extensive coverage that the RP Helpline has received over the lockdown period shows that more and more people can be signposted to their amazing support if they are a victim of intimate image abuse. It also raises awareness of what intimate image abuse is and how it can be dealt with properly. You can find out more information or contact them at any of the links below.

Revenge Porn Helpline

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