When a child or a young person is raped or sexually assaulted it can have a huge impact on the entire family. You may feel anxious and scared for your child and unable to support them through such a traumatic experience.

Coping with your own feelings when your child has been sexually assaulted can be difficult. You may experience a variety of emotions and feelings such as anger, frustration, sadness, guilt – all of which are understandable. It is important that you have adequate emotional support so that you can, in turn, support your child through this difficult time.

You may be feeling worried about the behaviour of your child or someone you look after. St Mary’s can help. Find out about the work of our Young Person’s Advocate and our support for young people and families by watching our film.

Our team of counsellors, crisis workers and independent sexual violence advisors have been specially trained to work with children, young people and their families.

We will work with you and support you for as long as your child and family need help.