Post Sexual Abuse (PSA) Service
Supports children and young people up to the age of 18
Due the Fosse Neighbourhood Centre in Leicester being used as a lateral flow testing site, our office is currently closed and we cannot access any post.
The service remains open and we are continuing to offer support by telephone or video calls and in person where necessary. We also continue to offer advice and information to children and families and to other professionals supporting families where a child has been sexually abused.
We are accepting referrals and professionals can email these to us at the email address below. Families who want to refer themselves can email completed forms or leave a telephone message for us to call them back.
You can contact us by calling 0116 213 8334 and leaving a message or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Cath Brown, Senior Social Worker
Family Action’s PSA service supports children and young people up to the age of 18 who have experienced sexual abuse. This is a free and confidential service. Our aim is to improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people, and bring about greater stability in their lives.
The service is delivered by qualified and experienced social workers who provide therapeutic support to children and young people including their parent/carer where possible. Support focuses on the present situation and helping children/ young people to cope better and to feel safe. We will work to give children tools to cope and empower parents/carers to help their child to cope. This service also runs groups for children/ young people and facilitates group work with parents and carers where feasible.
Due to high demand for the service we operate a waiting list.
The service is currently being mainly delivered virtually – by video or telephone – due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However we are delivering in person support where necessary.
‘It’s been so helpful to be able to talk to someone about how I feel.’
‘The support helped me get through what happened.’
We are unable to offer a service in cases where there is a current police investigation or the case is due to go to court.
Please note we strongly encourage reporting to Children’s Services and/or police where sexual abuse has taken place and it is our policy to share information with Children’s Services when we are made aware of sexual abuse that has not been reported.
Find out about Family Action’s Pre-trial Support Service, which supports children aged up to 13 who have experienced sexual abuse, and their non-abusing parents/carers whilst there are ongoing police investigations or legal proceedings.
Information booklet for parents/carers:
Information booklet for young people (aged 12+):