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1 September 2023 | Podcasts | Article by Danielle Vincent

A discussion on Emmerdale’s sexual abuse storyline


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In this week’s podcast, Danielle and Hannah from the Abuse team discuss Emmerdale’s new and upcoming storyline featuring the rape of character Lydia Dingle, which has been produced with the support of charity Rape Crisis England and Wales.

Join Danielle and Hannah as they discuss the importance of sexual abuse awareness being raised, particularly in such accurate and sensitive portrayals.

Sadly, 5 out of every 6 women who are raped do not come forward and report to the police and so it is hoped that being able to portray the reality of victim’s feelings and scenarios through drama, more survivors will feel encouraged to come forward and be aware of the support that is available to them.

The team praise ITV and in particular the cast and producers of Emmerdale for raising awareness of sexual assault and shining light on the help and support that is available to viewers and the public.

We encourage anyone who has concerns about sexual abuse to get in touch. You can contact Alan Collins at [email protected] or Danielle Vincent at  [email protected].

Author bio

Danielle is a Senior Associate in the Abuse Specialist Personal Injury Department. She specialises in representing survivors of abuse and has experience in bringing claims against a number of institutions as well as individual abusers.

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