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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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End of year 3 celebration

25 Jun 20 End of year 3 celebration

We have just started into the 4th year of the service and we are delighted to share with you the highs of the last three years. The team has sadly said goodbye to some of our colleagues who have joined other Barnardo’s services and others have gone on maternity leave. We have said hello to new members of the team, who are just as lovely and great at supporting children, young people and their families.  With the addition of some NHS funding we have been able to recruit to our team a 0.8 worker and we now have 2.8fte specialist support workers. We still very much enjoy being in partnership with SARSAS and their team have seen old faces depart and new ones join to. We still continue to be one great team! With regards to the professionals and families we support, at the end of year 3, we have supported 152 children and young people directly. We have worked with 256 children indirectly through consultation, supervision and parental support. We have trained a staggering 925 professionals from a wide range of sectors and supported 37 parent/carers directly with therapeutic parenting techniques, these parent/carers will be their child’s life long support. We are also pleased to say that the service offer is increasing in year 4 with the much need addition of adult support. We can now support parent/carers through our new anonymous email support, drop in clinics and our own counselling. We continue to grow each year in strength and wisdom and thoroughly love the work we do.  

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