Break the Silence is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, established in 2004 by Founder, Kate Short, a Survivor of childhood sexual abuse.
Although Kate retired from Break the Silence in 2015, she remains a specialist advisor to our Board of Trustees and still follows the progress of the organisation she founded in order to help others.
The charity is governed by a Board of Trustees, responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the charity. The Board comprises of a mixture of both clinical and business expertise and Survivors have representation at Board level. In addition, we have a number of sub-groups and specialist advisors that can be called upon as and when their area of expertise is required.