Our pioneering support service launches in London
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Home Office minister, Victoria Atkins, joined forces today to launch The Lighthouse, our latest service for children.
The pioneering facility in Camden, London, sees us working with The University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust (UCLH), in partnership with Tavistock and Portman Foundation Hospital. It offers a full range of support to children and their families who’ve been affected by sexual abuse.
Until now, young people who reported sexual abuse could face multiple interviews with social workers, law enforcement and medical professionals in different and sometimes unfriendly settings, while also struggling to access long-term emotional support.
Based on the Icelandic Barnahus model, The Lighthouse brings all that support under one roof. It will also gather evidence from interviews to help gain more successful prosecutions in the future.