If someone has hurt you, shown you something or made you do something with your body that made you feel upset, it can be hard to talk about. But it’s never your fault.

At The Lighthouse we can help you.

What is The Lighthouse?

The Lighthouse is a safe space for you to tell someone about what happened to you. If you are feeling frightened or alone, The Lighthouse team will be here to help. You can take things at your own pace, and you decide what you would like to talk about.

What happens at The Lighthouse?

At The Lighthouse we want to help you recover from the upset that sexual abuse can cause. We focus on getting you the right support at the right time, and make sure there are people you trust to support you.

  • Meeting your advocate

    You will meet someone called an advocate whose job is to help and guide you through your
    journey at The Lighthouse.

  • Making you feel comfortable

    If you need to see our doctor and nurse one of our team will explain what will happen during the examination, to make you feel more relaxed and prepared. It’s your choice if you see the doctor and nurse with your parent or carer,or on your own.

  • Gathering important information

    When you’re ready to say more about what’s happened to you, someone will listen to you, to help gather the best evidence if your case goes to court. That person is specially trained to help young people who have been abused, helping them to feel more able to tell people what’s happened to them.

  • Helping you feel better

    Children have told us that talking
    to someone they trust can really help them feel better. At The Lighthouse you can speak with someone who specialises in
    listening to children who have been hurt. They will get to know you, listen to you and be there for you every step of the way.

    All of this happens at
    The Lighthouse.

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