Keeping Young People Safe

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Barnardo’s U-Turn supports some of the most vulnerable children and young people on the Isle of Wight. We deliver a holistic package of support and intervention, primarily through one to one outreach work and targeted sessions to promote digital and personal safety, to understand and recognise harmful and exploitative relationships and to provide mentoring to exit exploitation networks. This is achieved through assertive outreach, building trusting relationships, and raising self-esteem, aspirations and resilience.

Our work is developed in partnership with children and young people, using a trauma informed and child centred approach. Our U-Turn worker Georgia Little will attend the multi – agency meetings where appropriate and can also support professionals with their understanding of the service and exploitation.

You can refer to the service using the B4U weblink
Barnardo's 4U Services: U-Turn (Child Exploitation) referral form | Barnardo's

Those of you who might need it please find attached the new CERAF Form that helps identify and assess exploitation risks to children and young people including criminal exploitation.

Please also see the Guidance Document

More information on the weblink Child sexual exploitation (CSE) | Barnardo's

Other sources of support

National support helplines Talk to trained counsellors on the 24 hour helplines run by  Childline on 0800 11 11 and the  NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 .

Local support for sexual abuse available
Frankie Counselling service

The Frankie Worker Counselling Service offers therapeutic counselling to children up to the age of 18, who are victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) or child sexual abuse – see our leaflet for more information

Trust Talk2

Trust Talk2 is an alternative service that works with children and young people up to 18 years old, providing counselling support to those who have experienced sexual abuse or violence. The service predominantly works in East and West Hampshire, however will  accept  referrals for IOW children and young people, referrals for the Isle of Wight completed referrals must be sent to

Hampton Trust

Children and Young Persons Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (C&YP ISVA) Service • Hampton Trust


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