How to Make a Referral

Whether you’re a survivor thinking of referring yourself for one of our specialist services or a professional wanting to refer someone you work with, you can call us on 01226 320140  or email info@bsarcs.org to talk about it and one of our team will be able to help you.

Counselling and Wellbeing Support

If you’re a professional making a referral for someone you are working with, you will need their permission.
To make the referral please call us on 01226 320140 and have the following information to hand:

Name
Date of Birth
Contact Number
Address
Email
We will also need to know if it is OK to write or leave messages.

If you are unsure about whether or not to refer your client and would like to talk to us, please call us on 01226 320140.

If your client is thinking of reporting to the police please call our office number.

If there is an ongoing police investigation please see the support to report tab on how to make a referral.

 

Support to report

 Our Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVA’s) can help clients through the criminal justice process. They can help answer any questions they may have and advocate on their behalf.

The criteria required to access ISVA support is that a client must be 18+ (See below for Children’s referral), living in the Barnsley area, and have reported to the police or are considering reporting.

If you’re a professional making a referral to our ISVA service please follow this link: isva-referral.drasacs.org.uk

If you are unsure or would like to talk to us, please call us on 01226 320140.

 

Children’s Referrals

Children’s ISVA Referrals 

The referral criteria for our Children’s ISVA service is as follows:

  •  A child or young person aged 0 up to and including 17 years who is resident in Barnsley and who has experienced sexual abuse

AND

  • The child or young person will have reported the incident(s) of sexual abuse to the police or other statutory agency.

 

To make a referral, please follow this link: isva-referral.drasacs.org.uk

If you are unsure whether a child or young person you’re supporting or caring for needs or meets the eligibility criteria for our children’s services, you can call us on 01226 320140 to talk about it.

Children’s Support Referrals

To be able to use this service, a child or young person needs to:

  • Be aged 0 up to 17
  • Live in Barnsley
  • Have experienced or impacted by sexual abuse that has been reported to and investigated by the police and/or social care – and any criminal proceedings need to have ended before support begins
  • Be in a safe and stable environment
  • Have given their consent to being referred to BSARCS (for younger children, a parent’s or carer’s consent is required)

If you are supporting a child who meets the above criteria please email info@bsarcs.org for a referral form.

If you are unsure whether a child or young person you’re supporting or caring for needs or meets the eligibility criteria for our children’s services, you can call us on 01226 320140 to talk about it.

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