Frankie Workers provide therapeutic counselling to children and young people aged 0-18 years, and play therapy for children who are victims of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or female genital mutilation.

The Frankie service is inspired by Frankie, an adult survivor of child sexual abuse who is now in her early 20s. Frankie was considered a happy child, ‘gifted and talented’ until being sexually abused at a young age and over a number of years by a family friend. Frankie says she was not offered trauma support and was eventually sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Frankie believes that had her trauma been dealt with, she would have coped and recovered better.

Frankie’s story can be seen below.

The Hampshire Frankie Team is provided by No Limits and includes a Pan Hampshire Play Therapist. The team sits alongside The Willow Team in Hampshire County Council’s Children’s Services. All Hampshire enquiries and referrals are via [email protected] or 03707 793 512.

The Isle of Wight Frankie Workers will be provided by children’s charity Barnardo’s and accept self-referrals. Please contact [email protected] for a referral form.

The Frankie Worker Service in Portsmouth is provided in partnership with Portsmouth City Council and Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS).

For more information, visit: www.hampshire-pcc.gov.uk/safer-together/supporting-victims/frankie-workers

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