NHS Lothian Paediatricians identifying support needs for families involved in child sexual abuse investigations

Organisation : NHS Lothian
Grant Amount : £ 14,978

The Project will engage with parents/carers whose child has undergone a forensic medical examination following an allegation or suspicions of child sexual abuse to better understand their support needs.The project will utilise ParentLine( Children1st) to:

•Enable families to provide feedback on their experiences of the forensic examination

•Consult with parents/carers on their views of what type of support would help them and their children during and after a child sexual abuse allegation

•Signpost families to appropriate support services and refer back to a Consultant Paediatrician as necessary.