Support for Children / Young People

We understand that sexual harm is difficult to talk about. It is hard to talk about things that have hurt or upset us and you might not know what to say. Our specialist children and young people service provides support for those aged 18 years old and under.

We know it can be very hard and scary to tell anyone what’s going on or has happened, but if someone is doing or has done something sexual to you without your consent it is wrong and you don’t deserve it. Whatever they might have told you will happen if you speak out, and whoever they are, you will not get in to trouble.

Even if you love the person who is doing this to you, and they say they love you, this shouldn’t be happening to you and they should stop.

"I didn’t know BSARCS was out there I’d never heard of it I just wish I knew sooner. I would recommend this service to anybody"

Childrens Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy (CHISVA)

If you've reported what happened to you to the police, or if you're thinking about reporting it, our Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (or ISVAs) can support you through the process, from the first step right through to after your case has ended.

Wellbeing Support

This service can support you - in a less formal way than counselling - to make decisions about your next steps that feel right for you. It can also help you with day-to-day practical problems you might be having because of what you've been through.

Children's Therapy

Counselling is when you and a counsellor meet at agreed times, for a set amount of time, to talk about emotional difficulties you're going through and to explore what might be causing them. Counsellors don't give advice or tell you what to do. The Children's therapy we offer is a similar service to counselling, specifically for children and young people.

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9 in 10 girls and young women

in schools, say sexist name-calling and being sent unwanted images of a sexual nature happens to them or their peers.