Imara is a specialist service that supports children, young people and their family following a disclosure of child sexual abuse. The referrals are received directly from the Nottingham Police Child Abuse Investigation Unit and they support the clients from a Legal, Advocacy and Therapeutic perspective. Unlike many services, who are limited to short pieces of work and interventions, Trauma Care support will be provided to families for a minimum of 12 months, including young people and vulnerable adults within the family network. They work closely with all the agencies involved in Safeguarding Children and Young People to ensure everyone has comprehensive, relevant and up to date information.
Imara aims to promote the recovery of children, young people and their families after a disclosure or discovery of child sexual abuse, by offering early intervention in the form of:
Information, advice and consistent contact throughout the judicial process
Specialist assessment and referral on to appropriate support agencies and access to pre-trial therapy
Support with education, health, housing and financial concern
Imara aims to provide specialist support and relevant information in a sensitive and responsive way and thus empower children, young people and their families.
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