Child Sexual Abuse

Professionals should follow guidance in the LSCP child sexual abuse protocol below where there are concerns about child sexual abuse, harmful sexual behaviour, child sexual exploitation, and sexting and youth produced imagery.

The Havens

In Sutton, medical and therapeutic support following a sexual assault on a child is provided by the Havens.

The Havens can provide help to a child that has been raped or sexually assaulted in the past 12 months. 

The Havens can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for an initial assessment. 

When the Havens need to see a child or young person urgently, such as for a forensic medical examination (FME), they aim to see them within 90 minutes. 

The Havens also offer follow-up care, including counselling, tests and treatments. 

If the child or young person was assaulted more than 12 months ago, they can provide you with information on other organisations that can help. 

Further information about the Havens' services is provided in the leaflet below.