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Somerset Phoenix Project

For Professionals

Somerset Phoenix Project is a small service providing support, training, consultation and signposting to professionals supporting children, young people and families affected by child sexual abuse (CSA).

We are a small team covering the whole of Somerset. We are not a referral service or a crisis service. If you need crisis intervention, refer to the useful links page.

Training & Events

Our purpose is to upskill frontline professionals who already have a relationship with children and young people affected by child sexual abuse (CSA). So they can improve the effectiveness of their support.

Read more about the wide range of training available in our training catalogue.

Book Training

Reserve your place on a training course or event by filling in the expression of interest form.

If you would like a bespoke training session for your staff group please contact us.

Professional Forums

These happen three times a year. They last two hours, offering professionals an opportunity to find out more about Phoenix, gain access to expert speakers, learn from peers, see latest research, etc. The next Professional Forum will be part of our launch event on 21st March.

Use the contact form and we will include you on our mailing list.

Consultation Services

A central part of the Phoenix offer is our consultation service for professionals seeking support to devise an effective action plan for young people impacted by CSA.

Our team can offer a specialist consultation tailored to the specific case this can be:

  • a multi-professional meeting relating to the child/family and involving key professionals providing support
  • an individual consultation with a lead professional
  • a smaller systemic meeting of key professionals and parents/carers.

Read more about our consultation services.

To request a consultation, please email us at somersetphoenixproject@barnardos.org.uk or call us on 07590 627693.

Guidance

Coming very soon: Our guide for professionals working with children and young people affected by CSA.

Barnardo's lead the work to deliver the National Centre of Expertise on child sexual abuse. This is a rich resource of information www.csacentre.org.uk.