Doncaster Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Service

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Children & Young People Services

Unfortunately, many children and young people in Doncaster will experience rape or sexual abuse during their childhood. Research shows that around 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys experience some form of sexual abuse.

If something has happened to you, then talking about things can help. We have two services for young people:
Counselling & CHISVA

Counselling for Children & Young People

People who have been sexually abused or raped can have different feelings or reactions to their situation. These might include, for example:

  • Having bad dreams or nightmares
  • Imagining that everyone knows what has happened
  • Feeling ugly or dirty
  • Having problems concentrating
  • Trying or wanting to hurt yourself
  • Feeling like running away
  • Feeling ashamed
  • Thinking it is your fault

It is quite natural to feel like this or to have other reactions.

If something has happened to you, then talking about things can help. Our trained counsellors are here to listen to you; they won’t judge you, they won’t tell you what to do and they won’t give out any personal information if you don’t want them to (unless in exceptional circumstances). What they will do is try to help you explore your feelings and make positive decisions for yourself.

How do I Find Out More?

If you would like to talk to one of our counsellors, call us on 01302 360421 or text us on 07798 887 678 to arrange an appointment. You can then tell us more about why you have called and ask any questions you may have.

If you would prefer, you can contact us at:


If you want, you can also come in to meet us, see what it’s like here and find out more about what happens when a young person comes for counselling. You can bring someone along with you to your first session for support if you want to.

We generally provide counselling and therapeutic play for children and young people from age 5 years upwards. However, we may still be able to help children under this age so please get in touch.

Child Counselling Referral Form

CHISVA Service

Child Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy

Our CHISVA service offers practical help, advice & information for victims of rape and sexual abuse who are aged under 18, and non offending family members.

Who is the CHISVA service for?

The CHISVA service helps anyone who has been the victim of unwanted sexual contact. If you have been raped or sexually abused at any time in your life, we can offer you practical support to deal with your circumstances. Our aim is to help give you the confidence, support and information you need to take control of your situation and move forward. A CHISVA has received specialist training to support families, parents and children has Police Vetting clearance and DBS checks.

Information for Parents

If you are a parent and your child has been abused, or you think they may have been, read our information for parents.

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