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Our Aim

The Children’s Therapeutic Service aims to support some of society’s most vulnerable children and young people by helping to develop their mental health and emotional wellbeing. In doing so we also aim to help reduce the need for long-term and cost intensive responses from health and social care.

Through this spot purchase service we offer a range of creative and talking therapies across the West and East Midlands, including drama therapy, art therapy, integrative therapy, humanistic therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Our Core Offer

We offer individually tailored therapeutic support for children and young people aged 5 to 18 who:
  • have experienced trauma through loss and abuse, including Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and neglect
  • are adopted or on a Special Guardianship Order (SGO)
  • are using sexually abusive behaviour. 
Therapeutic support can also be provided for a child or young person’s family members such as parents/carers and/or siblings, where appropriate.
‘… the feedback from the family has been highly positive.  I would definitely use the services of Family Action for other families.’

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Our Schools Offer

We offer a bespoke package to meet the needs of individual schools. A therapist might, for example, be on a school site for a day a week during term-time to provide:
  • one-to-one support to a child
  • group work
  • a drop-in clinic
  • staff training and support.

‘The professionals that Family Action offer are experienced and engaging and, most importantly, always willing to adapt their [work and] timetables to meet the needs of the school. The service is professional, simple and effective.’

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Our Experience

All our therapists are highly skilled, experienced and registered with relevant professional bodies. They have an enhanced DBS check, and undertake regular clinical supervision and case work supervision.  The service is registered with Ofsted as an Adoption Support Agency.

Contact Details


Find us

Joy Russell
Fosse Neighbourhood Centre
Mantle Road
Leicester LE3 5HG

Tel: 0116 216 8334
Email: Leicester@family-action.org.uk