Letting the Future In - Referrals At a glance
Letting the Future In is for children aged 4 to 17 who have been sexually abused and:
- are able to communicate without an intermediary
- are happy to be referred.
The child should also be:
- living with a carer who has been identified as safe
- not living with the alleged adult perpetrator
- or in a foster home with no planned moves.
If they’re living with a brother or sister who has abused them, then a safety plan must be in place. This should include the views of the child who’s been sexually abused.
There must be an investigation into the allegations of sexual abuse, unless:
- the child is of sufficient age and understanding to withhold a formal statement to the police
- children's social care are aware of the allegation and it’s believed
- protective action has been taken (such as the alleged abuser agreeing to leave the home or an agreement to move the child to a safer place).
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