This website offers you as parents and carers a space to find out more about child sexual abuse and to seek advice and find support in your local area for your children and for yourselves.
It is important that young people who have been sexually abused receive the support they need. This support can come from several different places and looks different for each young person. Types of support can include
- Play Therapy (usually for young people under the age of 11)
- Counselling (either face to face or over the phone)
- CHISVA/ISVA service (Children’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor/Advocate)
Different support that maybe available for parents and carers
As a parents or carer, you will be feeling a wide range of emotions knowing that your child/children have been sexually abused. It is really important that you seek support to support your own mental health so you can in turn support your child/children. Types of support can include;
- Adult counselling (either face to face or over the phone)
- Therapeutic parenting and workshops
- Joining a support group
- Finding an advocate to give practical support and advice
Some of these services may also be able to support you if you were sexually abused as a young person and are seeking support with your own experiences.