National awards shine the light on our unique service for young people 

12/11/2019 00:00 
The Lighthouse, a pioneering £8m centre which offers hope and support to children and young people who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse, has been named an ‘outstanding service’ in national awards.

The UCLH-led facility – the first of its kind in the UK – is among the finalists in the Guardian Public Service Awards 2019. The winners will be announced on 26 November.

The Lighthouse is also among the finalists for the Children and Young People Now Awards (CYP) . which celebrates innovation and impact across the sector. The winners will be announced on 28 November.

Emma Harewood, Lighthouse Delivery and Service Manager, said “We are thrilled to have been nominated for these awards. The Lighthouse is already transforming the way children and families are supported by helping them navigate the complicated journey through social care investigations, police investigations, health and therapeutic support.”

The Lighthouse puts the child at the centre of care to make sure they have a safe place to recover and can access all the help they need under one roof. Police and psychologists can interview and care for victims in one place so investigations can be pursued alongside healthcare, counselling and support.

Support is offered by consultant paediatricians, nurses, play specialists, therapists, advocates, police and social care professionals.

UCLH works in partnership with The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, the NSPCC, Solace Women’s Aid, Camden Council and Metropolitan Police.

You can read more about The Lighthouse here.


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