Counselling/Therapeutic Services for Victims of Sexual Abuse in Suffolk

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk is inviting applications to pilot a county-wide counselling/therapeutic service for victims of sexual abuse for a year from April 2017.

The aim of the service is to support victims of sexual abuse to cope and recover by providing a timely, free of charge, countywide counselling/therapeutic support services to help any victim of sexual abuse, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or religion and whether or not they have reported to the police.

Tim Passmore, Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “As PCC I have previously funded some specialist support for victims of sexual abuse and we are now looking to increase that investment and widen the services available to help victims across the county to cope and recover. I would encourage specialist providers, working together where appropriate, to submit an application for this important service.”

Further information and an application form can be found on the ‘Bluelight’ Emergency Services eTendering Site.