Acts Fast

£1500

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.

 PRIORITY 1

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 :

‚ÄúThese 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‚ÄĚ.

‚Äú 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 ‚Äď thank you‚ÄĚ.

Find out more about Acts Fast and the work they do.

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