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Gabrielle Litson


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The role of sexual assault referral centres (SACRs)

Written by Gabrielle Litson on 07 Dec 2018

Sexual Abuse Referral Centres (SARCs) are a special service which provide help to victims of sexual assault and abuse.

They provide care for victims of both recent and non-recent assault, regardless of whether the victim has reported the assault to the police or not.

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Abuse cases in Coventry Children's Homes

Written by Gabrielle Litson on 25 Oct 2018

In 2017, eight care workers were charged after a police investigation into historical child abuse at a children’s home in Coventry.

These men were accused of a total of 29 offences (which included counts of child cruelty, indecent assaults and one rape of a child) against 15 children whilst working at Wisteria Lodge between 1981-1997.

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Therapy Dogs for Victims of Sexual Abuse

Written by Gabrielle Litson on 14 Sep 2018

It is well known that many victims of childhood sexual abuse suffer with psychological conditions and symptoms that affect their day to day life and ability to function.

The symptoms of these conditions are debilitating and can be treated by various traditional psychotherapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EDMR and counselling.

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