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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.


Updated 16th April 2024

Specialist trauma recovery work

The current wait for specialist support is 

10-12 months

On average it takes about 6 - 8 months to complete support sessions. We have 6 part time specialist support staff currenlty working with a total of 44 children and young people. There are a further 48 children and young people waiting for support.

Professional Consultation

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 trauma recovery much sooner via professional consultation with that exisiting professional. Please opt for consultation on the top of the request form. For more details on what this process looks like please refer to the professional consultation page.

Wait time for setting up professional consultations is

3 months

There are 4 professionals waiting for consultation.



The current wait for counselling after the assessment appointment is 

12 months

There are 26 young people waiting for counselling. There are 7 weekly slots and the support lasts between 9-12 months.


Parent & Carer Support 

The current wait for adult support is 

3-4 months

There are 6 parents waiting for support.


Barnardo's is a charity (216250 / SC037605) and a company limited by guarantee.
(61625 England - see the governing document). Registered office: Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex IG6 1QG | VAT number 507477337