Action for Children

Location: UK National

We have delivered therapeutic post-sexual abuse services for children/young people for 25 years. Over this time our contract in Kent to provide emotional wellbeing services of this nature has changed from a pilot service supporting all young people requiring therapeutic intervention in Swale, expanding throughout south and east Kent, to now countywide provision. The Harbour Project (described above) was set up in October 2014 and whilst it is time-limited to 10 sessions we have experience of longer-term therapeutic support, and are currently piloting a 30 session model for one service user. Feedback from a parent: “the lady providing our care was very nice and attentive to mine and my child’s needs. She has helped us immensely through a very hard and troubling time.”

Remit area: Action for Children is one of the largest charitable providers of children’s services nationwide with 5,000 staff, 2,000 volunteers supporting more than 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers across 400 services in England, 74 in Scotland, 100 in Wales and 26 in Northern Ireland. We also have a strong track record of quality provision and positive presence in Staffordshire and are the key providers of short breaks and shared care across the county.

Registered Address:

Action for Children, 3 The Boulevard, Ascot Road, Watford. WD18 8AG

Phone: 01923 361 500

Email: ask.us@actionforchildren.org.uk

Web: https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/

Basis Training and Education- The Social Issue Specialists

Location: UK National

Basis Training and Education provides specialist, accredited training, education and research on the social issues affecting our communities today. Basis is connected to a network of charitable projects specialising in Child Sexual Exploitation and adult sex work. This charity, Genesis Leeds was established in 1989 and all our income raised in reinvested back into intensive service delivery supporting some of Leeds most vulnerable communities. Building on years of experience working on the front-line, Basis blends together ‘on the ground knowledge’ of key social issues with professional training and customer service to provide organisations with a high quality learning experience. We’ve worked with some of the UK’s leading organisations to train their staff including; Leeds University, BBC Children in Need and Together Trust to raise awareness and help change the outcomes for vulnerable groups through knowledge and education. We also work with young people, families and communities to raise awareness and increase knowledge of safety and risk.

Remit area: National

Amber Wilson

Registered Address:

94 North Street, Leeds. LS2 7PN

Phone: 0113 2430036

Email: info@basistraining.org.uk; amber.wilson@basistraining.org.uk

Web: http://basistraining.org.uk/

Beyond the Streets

Location: UK National

Beyond the Streets is a UK charity working to end sexual exploitation.

Registered Office:

PO Box 1676, Southampton. SO15 9DA

Registered Charity Number: 1099006

Phone: 0300 3021122

Email: office@beyondthestreets.org.uk

Web: http://beyondthestreets.org.uk

Brook Young People

Location: UK National

Brook Young People provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.

We also provide sex and relationships education (SRE) in a range of settings and training courses for professionals working with young people.

Registered Address:

81 London Road, Liverpool. L3 5NF

Phone: 0151 207400

Web: https://www.brook.org.uk

 

CEOP

Location: UK National

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is the national law enforcement agency committed to tackling the sexual abuse of children – in both the online and offline environments – with the principal aim of identifying, locating and safeguarding children and young people from harm.Web

Web: https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Chance UK

Location: UK National

Our mission To improve the lives of primary school children with behavioural difficulties who are at risk of developing anti-social or criminal behaviour in the future. . We work closely with local schools to improve life for the child, their family and their classmates.

Phone: 020 7281 5858

Registered Charity Number: 1046947

Web: http://www.chanceuk.com/

 

Change, Grow, Live (CGL)

Location: UK National

We are a social care and health charity that supports and enables people to change their lives for the better and achieve positive and life-affirming goals.

Our service users are adults, young people and families whose lives are affected by substance misuse, homelessness, poverty, unemployment, domestic abuse, mental health issues and offending.

Web: https://www.changegrowlive.org

Registered Charity Number: 1079327

Child Trafficking Advice and Information Line, CTAIL (NSPCC)

Location: UK National

NSPCC Child Trafficking Advice and Information Line is a UK wide free phone line for practitioners with a concern for children who may have been trafficked. Works to raise awareness of child trafficking, offers face to face consultation for practitioners, encourages young people’s participation and undertakes case work.

Registered Address:

Weston House, 42 Curtain Road, London. EC2A 3NH

Registered Charity Number: 216401

Phone: 0808 800 5000

Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

Web: https://www.nspcc.org.uk

Coram CLC – Children’s Legal Centre

Location: UK National

Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) specialises in law and policy affecting children and young people.

Promoting the rights of children in the UK and beyond

CCLC provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals, as well as international consultancy on child law and children’s rights.

Web: http://www.coram.org.uk

Registered Charity Number: 312278

Phone: 020 7520 0300

 

Counselling Directory

Location: UK National

Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as article, news and events.

Registered Office:

Building 3, Riverside Way, Camberley. GU15 3YL

Phone: 0333 3447 990

Web: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Email: info@counselling-directory.org.uk

Crimestoppers

Location: UK National

We are an independent charity helping law enforcement to locate criminals and help solve crimes. We have an anonymous 24/7 phone number, 0800 555 111,that people can call to pass on information about crime; alternatively people can send us information anonymously via our Giving Information Form. You don’t have to give your name or any of your personal details. We do not trace calls or track IP addresses.

Phone: 0800 555 111

Registered Address:

Crimestoppers Trust, PO Box 324, Wallington. SM6 6BG

Registered Charity Number: 1108687

Web: https://crimestoppers-uk.org

ECPAT UK

Location: UK National

End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT UK) is a leading children’s rights organisation campaigning against the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the UK. It focuses on the protection of trafficked children and children exploited in tourism.

Phone: 020 7607 2136

Registered Office:

ECPAT UK, Thomas Clarkson House, The Stable Yard, Broomgrove Road, London. SW9 9TL

Web: www.ecpat.org.uk

Email: info@ecpat.org.uk

Registered Charity Number: 1104948

Kooth: Free, Safe & Anonymous online support

Location: UK National

XenZone is a provider of Kooth – an online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

For more information about XenZone, please visit XENZONE.COM.

If you’re a parent looking for more information about Kooth, please email PARENTS@XENZONE.COM

access the full site at:

https://kooth.com

MENding

Location: UK National

The services MENding UK offer are based on mutual support, offering adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse a wide range of activities including:

  • Drop-In, Crisis and Support Sessions
  • Training
  • Fundraising
  • Social activities

MENding UK also offers information to members’ partners and their supporters. Female survivors are looked after by our umbrella organisation, S.H.E. UK.

MENding UK
1 Byron Street
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG18 5NX

Telephone:
01623 622 916
07783 059133
07909 232862

Email: info@mending-uk.org

Missing People

Location: UK National

Missing People is an independent charity that offers confidential support, advice and practical help to missing children and young people, families of missing people left behind and professionals. They offer support 24 hours a day.

Missing People also offers the Turn2 Directory to put missing children and young people in touch with support services in their local area. You can see this at – http://www.missingpeople.org.uk/missing-people/professionals/turn-2-directory

Phone: 0208 3924590

Registered Address:

284 Upper Richmond Road West, London. SW14 7JE

Email: 116000@missingpeople.org.uk

Helpline: call or text 116 000

Web: http://www.missingpeople.org.uk

Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit (MSHTU)

Location: UK National

The Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit (MSHTU) is part of the Organised Crime Command in the NCA. We work in a coordinated way within the UK and internationally. Our work to combat modern slavery crimes involves a wide range of partners and stakeholders.

Phone: 0370 4967622

Registered Address:

Units 1 – 6 Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London. SE11 5EF

Email: communication@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk

Web:http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/

NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service)

Location: UK National

Information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults through a network of dedicated paid workers and volunteers throughout England and Wales.

Free Phone : 0808 808 1001

Registered Office:

NYAS, Tower House, 1 Tower Road, Birkenhead, Wirral. CH41 1FF

Phone: 0151 6498700

Email:  info@nyas.net

Web: https://www.nyas.net

PACE

Location: UK National

Pace offers emotional support to parents effected by CSE through one-to-one telephone support and a national befriender scheme. Pace has worked with over 600 families in England during the last 16 years.

Waverley House, Unit 10 Killingbeck Drive, Leeds LS14 6UF

Phone: 0113 240 5226

Registered Charity Number: 1092560

Web: www.paceuk.info

Phil Mitchell Male Sexual Abuse Specialist.

Location: UK National, Yorkshire and Humber

About Phil
Phil is an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist specialising in working with boys and men who have experienced recent and/or historic sexual abuse. Since 2004 Phil has worked therapeutically with males affected by rape, sexual abuse, sexual violence and sexual exploitation. Phil is a survivor of sexual abuse/exploitation, an experienced public speaker and has trained thousands of professionals across the country on male sexual abuse/exploitation addressing how masculinity plays its part. Between 2009 and 2018 Phil was the Project Coordinator of The BLAST Project; a male only child sexual exploitation (CSE) service. Whilst at The BLAST Project Phil was instrumental in the development of nationally recognised male CSE resources such as ‘Alright Charlie’, ‘Ryan’s Story’, ‘Brandon’s Story’ and more. Phil managed the nationally recognised male CSE development project ‘Excellence for Boys’ which saw male referrals to 20 CSE services increase from 91 to 249. Phil was also instrumental in the Jack CSE serious case review where it was highlighted he provided good/consistent support. Phil has appeared on TV and in the media on numerous occasions highlighting the abuse of boys and men, and has contributed to various research and publications addressing male CSE. Phil is also a qualified supervisor and supervises trainee and qualified counsellors as well as other practitioners working with vulnerable children and adults. Phil is passionate about ensuring boys and men at risk of, or who have experienced abuse are appropriately identified and supported in a way that promote gender equality and combats gender biased practice ensuring services are appropriately accessible to and inclusive of males. Phil also volunteers with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) regarding development of new resources. Further details can be found at the website: www.counsellingwithphil.co.uk

Services

Counselling and Psychothgerapy
Based in Leeds/Pudsey West Yorkshire counselling and psychotherapy is available for boys and men who have experienced recent and/or historic sexual abuse/exploitation
Futher details: http://counsellorinleeds.co.uk/counselling/4525469776

Supervision
Supervision is available to practitioners working in the field of CSE including those who are working with vulnerable children and adults. Supervision takes place in central Leeds or Pudsey, or via FaceTime if practitioners do live in the local area.
Futher details: http://counsellorinleeds.co.uk/supervision/4579065365

Training
Training is available for professionals and practitioners nationally and addresses the grooming and sexual exploitation of boys and young men. Currently two full days training courses are available:
CSE Training: Identifying Boys
CSE Training: Engaging with Boys
Further details including training content: http://counsellorinleeds.co.uk/training/4593770844

Conference Speaking – Sharing my Story
Conference speaking is available nationally and can be tailored to the needs of those making the booking. Presentations can include myths and stereotypes associated with male CSE, how the boy brain works and sharing of my own personal experience of CSE and rape.
Further details: http://counsellorinleeds.co.uk/training/4593770844

Group Work
Group work is available for educational and youth settings nationally and addresses the grooming and sexual exploitation of boys and young men, and the mental health and emotional well-being of boys.
Further details including group work content: http://counsellorinleeds.co.uk/group-work/4593778434

Stop The Traffik

Location: UK National

STOP THE TRAFFIK is a global movement of individuals, communities and organisations fighting to prevent human trafficking around the world.

STOP THE TRAFFIK Global Office Address

Registered Address:

1 Kennington Road, London. SE1 7QP

Email: info@stopthetraffik.org

Phone: +44 (0)207 921 4258

Web: https://www.stopthetraffik.org/

The Mix

Location: UK National

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us 24 hours a day via online, social or our free, confidential helpline.

Free Helpline: 0808 808 4994

Web: http://www.themix.org.uk

Whistle Blowing Advice Line

Location: UK National

Government funded Whistleblowing Advice Line. This will take calls from professionals from any sector who are worried about the way their, or another, organisation is dealing with child protection issues. Employees who don’t feel able to escalate these issues internally can contact the service, as well as those who have been unsuccessful in doing so.

It can be reached for free on 0800 0280285 and can be contacted anonymously.

Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

Web: www.nspcc.org.uk/whistleblowing

Wilderness Experiences

Location: UK National

Children’s Home based in Cumbria for young people with emotional/behavioural difficulties. Maximum placement 17 weeks.

Accommodates upto 5 young people on a single occupancy basis.

Registered Address:

Manor House, Brisco, Carlisle. CA4 0QS

Phone: 01228 409553

Mobile: 07919 523063

Phone: 01228 406553

Email: clareh@we-uk.co.uk

Web: www.we-uk.co.uk

You & Co

Location: UK National

You & Co is Victim Support’s youth programme that helps young people cope with the impact and effects of crime. You do not have to report the crime to the police to get support from us. Includes Interactive Courtroom

Registered Address:

Hallam House, 56 – 60 Hallam Street, London. W1W 6JL

Email: youandco@victimsupport.org.uk

Registered Charity Number: 298028

Web: http://www.youandco.org.uk