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What is and isn't Beacon?

The Barnardo’s Beacon Project covers a wide geographical area and are made up of a small team. We have to make sure that our time is used in the best way possible to ensure that we are building capacity and providing young people who have experienced sexual abuse, their families and the professionals working with them the best support possible.

Below is a list of some of things Barnardo’s Beacon Project CAN do and some of the things we CANNOT do.

Barnardo’s Beacon can…

  • Attend professionals meetings to offer advice and guidance
  • Work with professionals on specific topics, such as therapeutic parenting
  • Speak directly to young people and parents/carers to explain our service
  • Deliver general training on child sexual abuse
  • Deliver bespoke training and discussion sessions on specific topics, such as intra-familiar abuse
  • Work with other specialist organisations to co-deliver training and develop resources

Barnardo’s Beacon cannot…

  • Support on a case without consent from the young person or their parent/carer
  • Support with a case where there has not been a disclosure of sexual abuse
  • Provide direct ISVA/CHISVA support to a young person
  • Provide direct counselling to a young person 
  • Support young people who have experienced Child Sexual Exploitation (we can however direct you to available services)
  • Support young people who are displaying harmful sexual behaviours (we can however direct you to available services)
  • Become the lead professional on a case if there’s already professionals involved
  • Make changes overnight, supporting young people who have experienced sexual abuse can be a life long journey
  • Deliver training which has a wider ‘trauma’ focus (please see the 'trauma informed practice' page on our website)

If you are seeking support for a specific case or want some training for your team, please fill out an enquiry form HERE on our contact us page or book for a 45 minute drop-in slot HERE



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