First Light – Safer Futures Service
About First Light – Safer Futures Service’ offer counselling for male and female survivors of sexual assault/abuse.
Safer Futures accept referrals from professionals and self-referrers for adults aged 16+ who have experienced sexual violence and/or completed a SARC/ISVA or Criminal Justice Intervention. We also provide pre-trial therapy for people who are currently within the Criminal Justice Process.
Safer Futures also accepts referrals from professionals and self-referrers for children aged 5-16 years if they have experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence. Safer Futures will assess all referrals to determine how best to meet the needs of the individual.
Safer Futures are working with a number of providers to offer a range of recovery options which are provided either one-to-one or in a group setting. Options include therapeutic support provided by a team of experienced and qualified therapists who are BACP registered and/or accredited. We provide support throughout Cornwall within settings such as community hospitals and schools.
Adults who are aged 16+ and have experienced domestic abuse can refer to Safer Futures and they will then be referred on to our partner organisation WAVES who will assess their suitability for counselling. For more information head to: https://saferfutures.org.uk/our-programmes/recovery-pathway
Location: Various locations in Cornwall
Case type: Recent
“First Light is independent of any agency so you do not have to worry about the Police or any other organisation or person (including your loved ones) finding out about your abuse or assault. Neither do you have to have first reported to the Police to access our services. Our staff will treat anything you say to them in confidence. There are a number of circumstances when the law requires us to share information without your consent. Wherever possible, we will inform you when we do.”
Independent Sexual Violence Advisors, Qualified Counsellors and Volunteers