Children

Listed below are services available in Somerset, for children who have survived recent or non-recent rape, sexual assault, grooming or sexual exploitation.
Which service feels right for the victim/survivor at this time?
Police or social services must be informed!
Do you need to consider the following immediately? Do you have a safeguarding policy you need to follow?

Police

Immediate danger call 999

Reporting and advice: Public Protection Unit call 101

The police will organise appropriate medical examinations with a paediatrician.

Safeguarding

Referral

Somerset Direct (Somerset Children and Young People’s Services, Referral Team): 0845 3459122

Somerset Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team: 0845 3459122

Additional risks

  • FGM
  • Forced marriage
  • Trafficking