The Black Country Sexual Abuse Forum

Thursday 28 October 2021

Our speaker is Fay Maxted OBE from The Survivors’ Trust.


Fay has worked with survivors of sexual violence and abuse since 1996, when she was appointed Manager of RoSA (Rape or Sexual Abuse Support) in Rugby. Fay helped to establish The Survivors Trust (TST) in 2003 as a UK and Ireland network of specialist voluntary sector rape and sexual abuse support services. As Chief Executive, Fay attends a wide range of national groups and forums aimed at addressing institutional responses to survivors of child sexual abuse and rape. These include the Home Office Violence Against Women and Girls Stakeholder Group, National Police Chief Council Rape Working Group and HMIC Rape Monitoring Group. She is also a member of the Crown Prosecution Service External Stakeholder Group, Child Sexual Abuse and Male Survivors Stakeholder Forums.

In 2015, Fay was appointed to the Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, which provides feedback and advice to the Inquiry around engagement with survivors and Inquiry research projects. Fay was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of her work promoting survivors’ rights.

During the Pandemic Fay is a member of the Ministry of Justice Silver Command Group for Victims and Witnesses, which feeds information directly to the Cabinet Office to support th

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