Our work is delivered through support for survivors, training for professionals such as counsellors and therapists, and work with children and young people in schools, youth services and with teachers and support staff.
We develop high quality resources bringing greater insight into the impact of child sexual abuse and how to work with survivors. And we give survivors their voice to help others understand.
We have years of knowledge, understanding and expertise and offer counselling, advice and education to survivors of child sexual abuse in a safe, confidential and restorative environment.
Counsellors and psychotherapists are appropriately trained and supervised according to the BACP/NCS ethical guidelines and have additional skills in this specialist field. One in Four is committed to user empowerment, and operates a thorough quality assurance and competency framework for all professional services.
Support for survivors include:
- Long-term, low contribution counselling for people over 18 years
- Psychoeducation groups and workshops
- Advocacy and help with reporting abuse
- Survivors Voices
We offer specialist training in understanding and working with the dynamics of people who have experienced child sexual abuse and trauma including developing resources for professionals.
Our work in schools supports staff around disclosure, identifying children who may be experiencing sexual abuse as well as trainings for pupils around boundaries, healthy relationships and consent. We also provide counselling for children in both primary and secondary schools. This can be one to one and or groups sessions. Work in schools can be tailored to the schools needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
One in Four also offers a general counselling service to anyone seeking our support. We call this service One in Four Plus.
Counselling is a process that enables you to look at any concerns you have about yourself in a safe relationship with someone who has been trained to listen, not just to your words but to your language and delivery and to observe changes in your body language.
All our counsellors are committed to working ethically and within a contracted relationship. They are committed to work to the standards of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
One in Four Plus counselling is available to:
- Individuals and
- Young people
Counselling can help with a range of concerns including and not limited to:
- Sexual identity
- Family dynamics
- Work dynamics
One in Four has a range of resources for survivors and professionals to improve support for survivors. Our aim is to support survivors through the trauma of sexual abuse, with practical, safe exercises to help them manage their symptoms and overcome the impact of abuse.
One in Four gives survivors of child sexual abuse a voice. Through written personal accounts, artwork and poetry we support survivors to express the impact of their experiences and share these to educate and inform others about how a history of child sexual abuse can shape adult lives.
Campaigning for Change
We are partnered with The Truth Project IICSA (Independent Inquiry Into Childhood Sexual Abuse).
The Truth Project offers victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the chance to share their experiences and be heard with respect. It is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. One in Four attend meetings and support survivors who have given statements to the inquiry.
The Inquiry was set up to investigate how organisations have failed to protect children. It will publish a final report in 2022 with findings and recommendations to help improve child protection. One in Four are proud to have been a part of this work.
We also support and partner with Migdal Emunah and their campaign “It’s Not OK!”.
UK’s Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week
Migdal Emunah provides practical and emotional support for Jewish victims and survivors in a variety of ways for victims and those affected by the trauma of sexual abuse. Migdal Emunah works across all denominations of the Jewish Community. They offer services to meet the needs of their clients including, access to advice, advocacy and support.
SOB (Survivors of Abuse) is a charity we partner with and we regularly run courses for survivors of childhood abuse developed by Chris Tuck, these holistic courses teach caring for your physical and mental wellbeing and learning techniques to make permanent, valuable life changes.’
SOB says: Their mission is to empower adult victims/survivors helping them transform their lives holistically through mindset, nutrition and fitness. SOB supports adult victim/survivors who have experienced any form of abuse, individually or collectively.