Over the last two years, three of the four police forces in Wales have seen a 50% increase in the volume of individuals contacting them with historic abuse complaints.
In 2013 the South Wales, North Wales and Gwent forces were contacted by 793 individuals with complaints, compared to 515 complaints in 2011 (Dyfed-Powys Police were not able to provide figures).
The Survivors Trust believes that publicity over high profile offenders has resulted in a significant increase in individuals seeking help, which in turn has put tension on therapy services who are struggling to cope with the increasing demand.
After discovering that an estimated 2000 people were waiting for talk therapy (with some waiting up to three years) with one of its member organisations, The Survivors Trust has warned that some victims could give up trying to seek help at all.
The Welsh government has pledged more funding to relevant charities and has said they are willing to consider...