Sexual abuse counselling extends to Portsmouth

FAMILIES in Portsmouth will soon be able to access the '˜Frankie Worker' counselling service which supports children who have suffered sexual abuse.

Monday, 30th July 2018, 6:01 pm
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 5:00 pm

The service has been in operation in other areas of Hampshire since April 2017.

It is to be extended following a decision by Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane and NHS England to extend funding.

Mr Lane said: '˜The Frankie Worker scheme helps support those affected by child sexual exploitation. We owe it to these children to ensure they get the best possible support at a time they need it most.'

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Portsmouth City councillor, Dave Ashmore, added: '˜I'm glad that funding has enabled Portsmouth to have this service to help victims of sexual abuse and exploitation.'