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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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Parents or Carers requesting support for themselves

If you are a parent or carer looking for adult counselling or parenting support for yourself, please read our criteria to access this support and then download the form at the end.

  • We take support requests from non-abusive parents or carers with children / young people affected by sexual abuse.

  • You must be a resident in the Somerset Council area (this includes the former districts of South Somerset, Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Taunton).

  • Your child or young person must be between the ages of 1-18 years.

  • Sexual abuse has stopped.

  • If there is court case date set then we can only offer counselling after the date/trial. If you have a police investigation we will need to contact your named police officer to check that we can offer you counselling.

  • If a request for support for your child or young person is made whilst you access our service this will follow its own service procedure.

  • Counselling only: If you have already had counselling via the Somerset Phoenix Project we will only be able to offer more counselling after 1 year has passed.

‚ÄčIncomplete ‘request for support’ forms will be returned.

Download the parent request form

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