Letting the Future In Referrals

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

Blackpool

01253 955 709

Cardiff

02920 108080

Carlisle

01228 521 829

Craigavon

028 2044 1690

Croydon

020 8253 1850

East London

020 3763 2380

Gillingham

01634 564688

Newcastle-under-Lyme

01782 958100

Newcastle upon Tyne

0191 227 5300

Peterborough

01733 207620

Plymouth

01752 422577

Prestatyn

01745 772100

Sheffield

0114 228 9200

Southampton

02382 023 400

Swansea

01792 341 700

Swindon

01793 683 100

Warrington

01925 873 000

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