Our mission is to make support available to all survivors of Ritual Abuse
RANS is a charity in Dundee, Scotland. We exist to provide a highly confidential support service to anyone who has experienced ritual or ritualised abuse.
In addition to supporting survivors we work to increase awareness of ritual abuse with policy makers, statutory bodies and other third sector agencies.
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Ritual or ritualised abuse is abuse which follows any kind of pattern. It sometimes follows a belief pattern but not always. It often involves multiple perpetrators but not always. And it
often involves multiple victims/survivors.
The impact of Ritual Abuse is most often devastating to a person. Survivors of RA often have complex mental health problems along with additional and unique barriers to accessing support.
The Value of a Specialised Service
Many RA survivors will have encountered difficulties in accessing support. Non specialised services may have difficulty believing the survivor and separating real experiences from perceived mental health problems.
For those that do believe the reality - the sudden awareness of the existence of RA can be detrimental to the support person that previously had no knowledge of this type of abuse.
RANS carefully vets and trains every support volunteer so that they are equipped to safely offer a quality support service to survivors.
RANS is registered Scottish charity that supports people in the UK and around the world.
We don't receive any government funding and rely entirely upon charitable donations and grants.
Please consider supporting our work by making a donation if you can. You can choose the amount to donate in multiples of 5 by increasing the number of 'items'.
We will have the option to set up a regular donation available as soon as we can :)