London and Southeast
Barnardo’s - Young Women’s Project
Established as a children’s home in 1870, Barnardo’s is a UK charity serving children, young people, and their families. The Young Women’s Project in Islington works with young people aged 11-17 years old who are at risk of or already experiencing sexual exploitation and/or trafficking. Services include direct individual or group support for young people, prevention awareness for young people, and training for professionals and local authorities. A new component of the program will add a staff member to work with families of victims of sexual exploitation to minimise the effects and reduce the risks of further exploitation. HFC funds will be used to support the Family Support Worker.
Beatbullying LTD - CyberMentors Counselling
Beatbullying is a bullying prevention charity in the UK that works on a national basis with young people. The CyberMentors Counselling programme is an online peer and professional support service targeted at young people aged between 11-18 who are facing well-being issues such as adult abuse and bullying. Young people have real time access to a network of both peer support and professional deep-level counseling via a safe, bespoke social networking site. The primary goal of the programme is to meet the needs of vulnerable young people. HFC funds will support the Online Services Co-ordinator who will train and support the volunteer counsellors.
Eaves - Family Worker for trafficked women and their children
Eaves Housing is a London based charity addressing all forms of violence against women, including domestic abuse, sexual violence, and exploitation of women. The Family Worker programme is a component of the Poppy Project, which works with women who have been trafficked into the UK and exploited, and their children. The Family Worker conducts outreach to trafficked women and their children, provides holistic support through regular family sessions and assessments, and advocates on the behalf of mothers and children so they can access benefits and work with Social Services. The primary goal of the programme is to stop the cycle of neglect and abuse. HFC funds will support the Family Worker.
Family Matters - Child’s Specialist Therapy
Family Matters is a sexual abuse and rape therapy/support charity in the UK. The Child’s Specialist Therapy programme provides direct one-to-one intervention, such as Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR) and Play Therapy, to abused children. As a programme expansion, additional sessions will be added for the abused child’s parent at the beginning, mid-point, and end-point of the child’s therapy. The primary goal of the programme is to empower parents to create a restorative environment that will aid in the child’s recovery. HFC funds will support the therapy and cover a portion of the ancillary activity costs.
Imara CIC - Victim Care Worker
Imara is a not-for-profit social enterprise in the UK that serves child abuse victims and their families. Services are provided by Victim Care Workers who act as single points of contact for abused children and their families to offer outreach, advice, information, advocacy, and therapeutic support from disclosure of abuse throughout the criminal justice process and beyond. The primary goal of the programme is to improve the mental and physical health of families affected by a disclosure of child abuse. HFC funds will support the Victim Care Workers and cover a portion of the ancillary activity costs.