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Somerset Phoenix Project

Working alongside professionals and supporting children, young people and families affected by sexual abuse.

A specialist service supporting the development of professionals in Somerset. We are here to reduce the negative impact of child sexual abuse (CSA) on the lives of children and families living in Somerset

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Parent/Carer Feedback

This is what parents and carers have said about our service once we have supported their child.

We understand that this is a daunting time following the discovery that your child has experienced sexual abuse. For some, it can be a chaotic time that involves a number of agencies coming in and out of your lives. We want to offer hope to all those in this position what a difference working with our service can make to your child. One mum kindly wrote this letter to us (it has been anonymised to protect their identify).


"To H
I just really want to say thank you so much for all your support and guidance. B has made great progress and become stronger. You have also helped me massively learn how I can best support and nurture B through her trauma. I'm very grateful for all the advice you shared with me. As a family we are all going to miss you in our own ways, but mostly I’m glad you gave B the gift of being believed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
All my love and respect

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