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At first I was flattered, he wasn't anything like the idiots at school. But then he kept trying to persuade me to send him pictures. He’d message me constantly until I answered him.

I had the confidence to just block him. It was such a relief, I wish I’d done it sooner

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When you hold them in your arms for the first time you swear you’ll never let anyone harm them at all. When I found out my teenage daughter had been abused, it felt like all my fault. I’d let her down. We went for counselling together. I know my baby girl will never be the same again, but we’re now at least talking.

I know she doesn't blame me, and more importantly, she doesn't blame herself.

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I was always told not to talk to strangers, but the man who abused me wasn't a stranger. He was a close family friend. I used to hate myself, but counselling has helped me build up my confidence and I’m happier now.

Every day I remind myself that life is good, you just need to look at it in the right way

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I was concerned about some of the student’s behaviours and I worried about their ability to keep themselves safe from exploitation or harm. There were other benefits too, self-esteem, greater engagement with learning, and more awareness of their long-term goals and prospects for the future.

They had the time and skills to work with our young people and it made an immediate difference

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1 in 20 children and young people in the UK have been sexually abused #1in20_U18s

To protect the privacy of our clients, actors play the survivors role. However, all scripts are genuine and stories are true. Safeline wish to thank the actors taking part in our videos, helping us to raise awareness of rape and sexual abuse.

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1 in 20 children and young people in the UK have been sexually abused.  At Safeline we know that our services can make a difference and we have over 20 years’ experience of working with young survivors so they can heal from their experiences. We also actively work to prevent rape and sexual abuse from happening as well as providing counselling and support for children and families affected by abuse.

Last year we worked with hundreds of students in schools, youth clubs and other settings on creative projects that would help them to gain new skills and build confidence as well as staying safe from bullying and exploitation. We train teachers, youth leaders and other professionals in child protection and safeguarding and enable them to understand and work with children and young people who have experienced abuse.

Counselling and Creative Therapies

Our trained professional counsellors and therapists provide counselling for children aged 11 upwards and creative therapies such as Dramatherapy and Art Therapy for children aged 5 upwards. We can also offer counselling and support groups for parents, siblings or other family members who have been effected by the abuse. We are involved with Early Help child protection intervention plans and CAMHS mental health referrals. Find out more about accessing our counselling services.

Education and Prevention Services

Our prevention team work with groups of young people to explore subjects such as bullying, racism, internet safety, sexual exploitation and sexual well-being, gang culture, drugs and alcohol abuse, crime, and the benefits of positive relationships. Key messages are delivered using an engaging mix of creative arts, sports achievement and keeping safe workshops.

Each student is awarded an ASDAN qualification at the end of the programme. Contact our prevention team to find out how they can develop a project right for your setting.

ChISVA Service (Children’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor)

Our Qualified ChISVA provides independent emotional and practical support and assistance to children and young people who have experienced sexual violence and abuse at any time in their lives.  They work with children and their families to make sure they have the best possible tailored advice, information, access to services and support needed and can act as an advocate when dealing with other agencies.  They can also provide support through the Criminal Justice system when this is needed.  People who have used our ISVA service say things like ‘I couldn’t believe all the things they did to help me’ – find out more on the ISVA page.


Our training team deliver tailor made sessions locally and nationally.  Groups of professionals who have used our training services include teachers, youth workers, health workers, child and adolescent mental health teams, and the police.  We have a range of training sessions on offer, including child protection and safeguarding, understanding and working with survivors of sexual abuse, self-harm, internet safetly and more. Contact our training team to find out more.

Help for those who are concerned about their behaviour towards a child

If you are worried you might be abusing someone you can get help from STOP IT NOW.

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