THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL VISITS BARNARDO’S CHILD AND SEXUAL ABUSE EXPLOITATION SERVICES
Tuesday 4th February
The Duchess of Cornwall, President, Barnardo’s will visit the Barnardo’s Child and Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Services.
Barnardo’s works to support vulnerable children in the UK and every year helps thousands of families to build a better future. Last year around 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers were supported by Barnardo’s through more than 1,000 services across the UK.
The Duchess of Cornwall has been President of Barnardo’s since 2007.
Trauma Informed Growth & Empowered Recovery (TIGER) services in London supported two hundred and thirty-four people in 2018/19. TIGER is an evidence-based and trauma-informed approach that builds on expertise developed by Barnardo’s over the last 25 years to improve the lives of children and young people who have been sexually assaulted, abused and exploited.
The approach is designed to provide children and young people with the narrative to understand and express their experiences and coach them to recovery through empathetic listening, emotional regulation, positive psychology and personal goal setting. Programmes of support are individually tailored to the needs of the child or young person and usually involve weekly face to face meetings over an agreed time period. Sessions are also offered with parents and carers to help them understand trauma and develop their own coaching and coping skills.
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