Post Sexual Abuse (PSA) Service
Supports children and young people up to the age of 18
Due to the current Coronavirus – COVID19 pandemic situation, our office at the Fosse Neighbourhood Centre in Leicester is now closed and we cannot access any post.
The Post Sexual Abuse Service is currently not accepting referrals due to the number of referrals on our waiting list. This is a temporary measure which is being regularly reviewed and this page will be updated once we are open for referrals.
The service remains open and are continuing to offer support by telephone or video calls. We will also continue to offer advice and information to children and families and to other professionals supporting families where a child has been sexually abused. During this time we would encourage you to contact us 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 specialise in therapeutic work with children and young people, including the use of creative techniques such as art, stories, craft and play. This service is available to those in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Due to high demand for the service we operate a waiting list.
The service is delivered at Family Action offices or at a suitable alternative location such as a school, GP surgery or community centre.
‘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.
Find out about Family Action’s new Pre-trial Support Service, which supports children aged up to 13 who have experienced sexual abuse, and their non-abusing parents/carers.
Information booklet for parents/carers:
Information booklet for young people (aged 12+):