Responding to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham
- Responding to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham
- What is the focus of our work
- Who helps the Council to deliver the response
- How have help and support services improved (You are here)
- Help for survivors and victims of child sexual exploitation
How have help and support services improved
Since August 2014 we have invested in the region of £3.2m in support services for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, alongside Government and partners. Hundreds of people have accessed these services.
An immediate package of support was put in place by the council and other local agencies. This included funding to bolster the capacity of local support groups to help more women and their families (e.g. counselling services) and money to support community-based projects which reach out to help children and young people who may be at risk of abuse.
These were put in place in the short-term while we carried out research to understand what services are needed in the longer-term.
These services, worth £600,000 over 3 years, will be running from April 2016. They will give even more help to victims and survivors, providing practical, emotional support along with family therapy and counselling.