First Step Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland
Supporting male survivors of sexual abuse and rape, and their loved ones


We are shocked and share the devastation that our service users will feel with the outcome of today’s decision. Our priority now remains as it has always been, to provide support to those who have suffered the trauma of sexual abuse act which have often taken place during their formative periods of their lives.

For many accessing our services found that the system failed them in the past and the criminal justice system is failing them again. Not many will be able to comprehend how each individual will feel after the publication of the Director of Public Prosecution s decision today.

What we can be confident of is that support services such as ourselves and Leicestershire Police will be working tirelessly together to provide survivors with any support they may need in coming to terms with the decision taken. The impact of this decision will be far-reaching for the victims, their families and the Police officers from Leicestershire who have stood solidly together to get to this point.

At all points during this investigation there has been collaboration between the Police and agencies such as ourselves to ensure that support has been on hand at any point and this will continue to be the over-riding focus at this present time.