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Welcome to the www.InnerSanctuary.org.uk, the Website of Lifeline. This site offers information and help to victims of child abuse, incest and domestic violence. This is a place of peace, safety and beauty. A sanctuary where we can share our pain and sorrow, our joys and hopes without fear of ridicule or reprisals.

We have links to other sites that offer help and we offer a contact form that you can access in the navigation bar at the top and bottom of every page or by clicking on the tree below.


What does Lifeline do?

Lifeline offers advice, practical help and support to anyone with an issue of child abuse whether sexual or otherwise, whether past or present.
Lifeline offers counselling, Lifeline offers ongoing support, someone ready to support the sufferer and family with whatever problems and needs they have.
Lifeline deals with all areas of child abuse, right across the social spectrum with people from all walks of life regardless of colour, creed or background.
You too can help sending donations to the main Lifeline address or by paying directly into the Lifeline bank account:



Every child is vulnerable to abuse. Today we have to face the possibility that someone will harm our children. Very many children will be victims of sexual abuse. Very young children as well as older teenagers are victimised.
Almost all of these children will be abused by someone they know and trust.

Sexual abuse can be physical, verbal and emotional and includes:

It also involves tricking, bribing, threatening, pressuring children into sexual awareness.

Because most children cannot or do not tell about being abused, its is up to concerned adults to recognise signs of abuse. Physical evidence is rare. Therefore we must look for behaviour signs. Unfortunately there is no one behaviour alone that definitely determines a child has been abused.

Often children do not tell because they are:

Children who have been abused feel many different and overwhelming emotions,

  1. Fear:
  2. Anger:
  3. Sadness

As concerned adults, we want to protect children from all forms of abuse, but we can’t always be there to Do that. We can, however, teach children about abuse in order to increase their awareness and coping skills without frightening children, we can provide them with appropriate safety information and support at every stage of their development.
Although even the best educated child cannot always avoid abuse, children who are well prepared will be more likely to tell you if abuse has occurred. In order to protect children, we need to teach them.


Are You A Victim of Domestic Abuse?

Does your partner ...

Do arguments lead to violence of any kind, - physical, mental, sexual?

Do you.....

If you feel several of these emotions then you are almost certainly a victim of domestic abuse. Domestic violence is not ONLY physical violence. People can be and are victims of domestic abuse without realising it. Constant shouting, intimidation, being kept short of money and freedom are also signs of domestic abuse. Harsh words and put downs to control you are also form of domestic abuse, and emotional abuse is one of the most damaging forms of abuse, both to yourself and your children. Very young children are victims of abuse, even though you may think they are too young to understand. Children are affected by violence whether or not they have witnessed it--- whether they are 6 weeks or 16 years. Domestic abuse can be recreated by your children later in life, not because these children have been born violent but because they believe that this is the way to behave in a relationship. It is what they have learned. Violence is learned behaviour. One thing many victims realize is that focusing on fitness and exercise is a great way to put you in a positive place. We definitely recommend putting on your sneakers and the best running belt you can find, and going for a run!  

Adrenaline and fun can be great medicine. If you're experiencing depression, one of the best things you can do is delve yourself into your hobbies, and maybe try something new. If you've ever thought about riding a motorcycle, now is the time! You can rent them which is a great way  to test them out. You can even rent 3 wheel sport bikes from this t rex motorcycle agency. Nothing quite feeds your soul like the wind rushing by on the open road! 

If you feel you may be a victim of Domestic abuse, Talk to someone now. Without help the violence will continue. Violence almost always becomes worse. We at Lifeline are here to help you with practical advice and information.


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