Acts Fast


Acts Fast is a local organisation which aims to relieve the distress of families, parents, carers and children who have been the victim of sexual abuse.


The organisation had  identified a severe lack of support and long term counselling across the Dorset for children and young people that were victims of abuse, and applied to the PCC for funding to establish a project to not only provide counselling for young people and parents, but also to create a safe social network that would allow  victims to help and support each other, while giving parents and carers the resources to support their traumatised child.

The organisation were awarded a  grant of £1500 from the Safer Dorset Fund Communiy Grant, which enabled them to employ a play therapist to work with the childen and young people,  delivering a total of 24 sessions during the funded period. Parents and carers gave positive feedback following the therapysessions :

“These sessions have helped my daughter express herself in a safe environment, she is always calmer after play therapy I just wished there had been more sessions available”.

“ X has definitely benefited from seeing the play therapist she is due to be re-located to another foster family in London and we are looking to continue with the play therapy – thank you”.

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