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Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) - Advice and guidance

Support services

Rotherham Women’s Counselling Service (RWCS) and Pit Stop for Men is a free professional counselling for men and women who have experienced rape, sexual abuse or domestic abuse. It also provides one-to-one trauma counselling for adults and offers therapeutic group counselling for women who choose this while they await one-to-one counselling, or following the ending of their counselling sessions. This professional counselling service offers the individual the opportunity to reach a greater understanding of how past abuse has affected them and enable survivors to make informed choices whilst minimising the cycle of abuse.

The monies provided to the RWCS will fund an increase in specialist counselling.

Contact Details:


Tel: 01709 835482

Tel: 07914 768473

GROW provides a range of services to young people and families engaged in child sexual exploitation activity through the INVOLVE project. GROW delivers an outreach approach to support children, young people and families. INVOLVE is an integral partner and is co-located with the multiagency Child Sexual Exploitation Team within the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), offering activities that provides positive outcomes for young people and families.  GROW will provide emotional wellbeing and practical support to individuals but also support to the survivor’s family to enable their recovery, and their ability to be a protective factor for their child/young person.

The monies provided to GROW will fund more staff to provide support for the victims and their families.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 01709 511171


The South Yorkshire Community Foundation launched a Child Sexual Exploitation Fund specifically to enable charities and community and voluntary groups supporting those who have survived Child Sexual Exploitation, those who are at risk and those taking preventative and educational action to stop Child Sexual Exploitation. The Fund will also help meet demand for extra resources to support those affected in Rotherham. Members of the public can also donate to the South Yorkshire Community Foundation Child Sexual Exploitation Fund:

  • Online at
  • In person at any branch of Yorkshire Bank, by cheque payable to SYCF CSE Fund
  • By post - cheque payable to SYCF CSE Fund to: South Yorkshire Community Foundation, Unit 3 G1 Building, 6 Leeds Road, Sheffield S9 3TY

Rotherham Women’s Refuge (RWR) currently provides accommodation and support to victims of domestic violence.

The Refuge has now been commissioned to work with young people aged 12-18 years and women aged 18 plus to provide family support and counselling specifically for victims and survivors of sexual exploitation. Capacity will be increased by two support workers, one specifically to support young people and the other for service users aged 18 plus, a family support worker at 15 hours a week and counsellor at four hours week.

For Accommodation Services: 0870 850 2247

For all other Services: 0844 225 4411


Other local support agencies:

Separate to the monies provided to the above services, Youth Start provides mental health and emotional well-being support for young people in Rotherham, offering a seamless, needs led service from late childhood (Year 7) through adolescence and into early adulthood up to age 25. It provides support for young people affected by abuse and those at risk of experiencing abuse.  This includes engagement work to connect young people with post abuse support and other appropriate services; one-to-one counselling; one-to-one Art Therapy; One-to-one Solution Focused support; One-to-one flexible Individual Support, including outreach option.

Contact Details: – Youth Start Team

Telephone: 01709 255266

The Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) provides a one stop service for males and females of any age who have experienced rape or sexual assault regardless of whether this happened recently or in the past.

  • In Rotherham, The Isis and Artemis, South Yorkshire Sexual Assault and Referral Centre
  • The Rotherham Foundation Trust, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2UD

Contact Details:

Tel: 01709 427327