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One-to-one support

 

We offer one-to-one emotional support and advocacy for girls at their school or at our offices in Bradford city centre.  We work with young women and girls aged 13-18 years old.

 

This is usually when girls are struggling to deal with the impact of sexual violence and would like a safe space to process their experiences and explore their thoughts and feelings. 

It doesn't matter how long ago the incident(s) happened or whether or not they were reported. 

Our service is free and confidential.  Support is usually offered on a weekly basis but we can work flexibly, for example fortnightly. 

We accept self referrals as well as referrals from family members or professionals.  Please call our helpline to find out more about our one-to-one emotional support and advocacy service or make an online referral on the home page of this website.

 

Call our helpline on 0800 448 0710

 

 

Girls and young women's groups

 

We run therapy groups for 14 – 18 year olds who want to be with other girls and young women who have been through similar experiences. We meet in term time after school.

 

Girls and young women can have a difficult time at home, or lose their friends and be bullied after experiencing sexual violence.

The opportunity to be with other girls of a similar age who may understand some of what you have been through is really important to the girls who come. To begin with, most girls are very worried about coming to a group, but once they come, they feel pleased to be there and look forward to it every week.

We talk and think together about:

 

  • How to keep safe.
  • Feelings that can be really difficult.
  • How to manage when things are hard.

 

The girls are very good at keeping confidentiality about what is said in the group. They are also fantastic at looking after each other when things are tough at home or at school. The girls say the group is safe and that they can say what they really feel. They know the workers will listen, believe and respect them.

We provide taxis so girls can get to the groups and home safely. We also provide some snacks and drinks in each session.

We can take referrals from the girls themselves, their families, schools, social care, Victim Support or other organisations or agencies.

Please call our helpline to find out more about our group work, or make an online referral on the home page of this website.

 

Call our helpline on 0800 448 0710

 

 

Specialist ISVA support for Young Women & Girls

 

Our specialist Independent Sexual Violence Advisors work with young women and girls aged 13 and over

who have been affected by rape and /or sexual violence at anytime in their lives and who are considering reporting or have reported to the police.

 

Our ISVA service is free and confidential and the ISVA worker can provide you with information about the legal process and your rights, to help you make a decision about whether or not to report to the police. The ISVA will not tell you what to do, but will help you choose what is best for you.

They can also work with you to indentify other services and support you might need and help you access those.

 

Call our helpline on 0800 448 0710

Emotional Support for girls at their school

 

We support girls in a number of schools. Staff contact us to provide weekly emotional support sessions for individual girls. This is usually when they are struggling to deal with the impact of sexual abuse and do not have the support they need.

 

Call our helpline to find out more about the girls groups or our emotional support in schools.

 

0800 448 0710