Help for UK-based survivors of torture
The resources on this page are primarily intended for UK-based survivors of torture, their families, friends, and front-line service providers.
It is estimated that approximately 27% to 44% of refugees and asylum seekers have experienced torture. According to our report, Whose Justice? the UK is home to between 60,000 and 100,000 survivors of torture in the forced migration population alone.
The resources on this page are primarily intended for UK-based survivors of torture, their families, friends, and front-line service providers. If you have experienced torture, we hope that the information here will assist you with your wellbeing, as well as finding justice, reparation, and accountability for what happened to you.
In these resources we use the term ‘survivors’ rather than ‘victims’. We realise that some people who have suffered torture or ill-treatment prefer to refer to themselves as ‘victims’. However, we generally utilise the term ‘survivors’ as it emphasises the possibility of healing and rehabilitation.
Please note that REDRESS does not provide advice on asylum and immigration in the UK. The law surrounding these claims is complex and you will require expert immigration advice based on your specific circumstances. Those approved to provide such advice can be found via the resources on Immigration, asylum and detention.
Follow the links below to find information on the following topics: