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Prince William meets with adult survivors of sex abuse

The Duke of Cambridge met with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse on Tuesday, to learn about how charities are assisting those who are abused in sport. 

William, who is also the President of the Football Association (FA), paid a visit to the charity Sporting Chance in Liphook, Hampshire, which is working with those affected by non-recent sexual abuse in football.

The compassionate Prince spent the morning listening to the stories of the survivors and learning about how they can be supported. 

Prince William met with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in sport at the charity Sporting Chance in Liphook, Hampshire on Tuesday

William met with the charity’s founder and former Arsenal defender Tony Adams, before talking to support staff, therapists and abuse survivors, who will tell their personal stories and explain how Sporting Chance is helping them.

Sporting Chance is a charity that specialises in helping professional and former professional sportspeople providing support for a range of issues from addictive disorders, to bereavement, depression, anxiety. 

It has a nationwide therapy and counselling network providing confidential, professional support to work through frequently complex issues.

The charity’s experience and expertise led to The FA approaching them to help establish a special support service for those who have been affected by these cases of non-recent childhood sexual abuse. 

The compassionate Prince spent the morning listening to the stories of the survivors and learning about how they can be supported.

The compassionate Prince spent the morning listening to the stories of the survivors and learning about how they can be supported.

Sporting Chance is a charity that specialises in helping professional and former professional sportspeople providing support for a range of issues which William was eager to hear about

Sporting Chance is a charity that specialises in helping professional and former professional sportspeople providing support for a range of issues which William was eager to hear about

Later on Tuesday, William will visit the McLaren production centre in Woking, Surrey, where he will be given a tour of the company’s vehicles through the years before chatting to women employees from across the company to hear about their experiences in the elite automotive industry.

He will also be given the chance to pin a badge onto one of the company’s latest car models, before it is shipped off for sale.

The Duke was forced to accompany his son Prince George to his first day at school alone last week, while the Duchess of Cambridge remained ill at home, suffering from acute morning sickness.

He later reported that the day ‘went well’ and joked in a reception for the England under-21 squad that he was pleased another parent had problems with their children rather than him. 

 

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