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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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Current Waiting Times

These are the wait times for our services.


Specialist Support

The current wait for specialist support is 

5-7 months.

There are currently 34 children/young people waiting for specialist support, each case takes about 6 - 9 months to complete. There are 5 specialist support workers in our team who can work with a total of 27 children and young people at a time.

What if they need support now?

If there is already a professional working with the child or young person who has a good relationship with them we can offer indirect specialist support straight away. Please opt for consultation on the top of the request form. For more details on what this process looks like please refer to the Indirect Work page.



The current wait for counselling after the assessment appointment is 

6-9 months.

There are currently 16 young people waiting for counselling. There are 7 weekly slots and the support lasts between 6-9 months.


Parent & Carer Support 

The current wait for adult support is 

1-2 months.


Barnardo's is a charity (216250 / SC037605) and a company limited by guarantee.
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