We have a service for children and young people who have been sexually abused and live in Devon or Torbay

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What is sexual abuse?

Sexual abuse may or may not involve touching, It can be carried out by someone in your family, by people you barely know or someone you think of as a friend.

If you have been hurt in this way it is common for people to feel guilty or ashamed, some people have difficulties controlling their thoughts or feelings, other just want to block it out altogether.

How can we help?

Everyone is different but if you are struggling to cope or feel you would like to talk to someone our qualified counsellors can help you to feel safe, help you to understand your thoughts and feelings and move on with your life. 

You can contact us by telephone or drop into our office.

You are not alone

No one knows for sure  how many children have suffered sexual abuse in England but official statistics and research by the NSPCC show that’s its more common than most people think.

According to Police figures in 2016 there were 47,045 sexual offences reported against children and young people under 18. 

We know many more sexual offences are not reported to the police. In 2009 the NSPCC surveyed 6,000 children and young people and the research suggests that as many as 1 in every 20 children has suffered sexual abuse.

We can help you identify the abuse that is happening to you, help you deal with your situation and support you in your emotional and physical wellbeing.