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). 

Where Letting the Future In is available


020 3772 9905


01228 521 829


028 2044 1690


020 8253 1850

Foyle, NI

02820 441 753


01634 564688


01534 760800


0191 227 5300


01733 207620


01752 422577


01745 772100


0114 228 9200


02382 023 400

Stoke on Trent

01782 958100


01792 341 700


01793 683 100


01925 873 000

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