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 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.
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.
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 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 delivered virtually – by video or telephone – due to the Covid-19 pandemic..
‘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+):