EARLY OFFER AND PREVENTION SERVICE
Parents and the home environment are one of the most important factors in shaping children’s well-being, achievements and prospects.
SERICC’s Early Offer of Help aims to enable mothers to make confident, informed, choices which they feel are right for their children.
Under the Early Offer Programme SERICC will provide an integrated, intensive and highly personalised offer of help intended to support and equip families to learn and apply parenting skills that develop resourcefulness and resilience while strengthening positive relationships with their children.
Who is it for?
The Early Offer Service is specifically designed for Thurrock mothers who have experienced any form of sexual abuse including childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence and / or sexual exploitation, who have children and are an open case to Thurrock social care.
The focus of this work is to support mothers and to prevent a child going into care or to prepare a family for the return of a child after a short period of care.
We will work together with the family to agree a support plan to ensure recovery by building confidence, understanding and rebuilding parenting capacity. Emotional well-being issues will be explored through appropriate therapeutic support.
Families can be referred to SERICC’s specialist sexual violence counselling and advocacy service should this be required for additional support needs.
In addition, SERICC’s Early Offer Service has been designed specifically as a prevention service to raise awareness of online safety, sexual exploitation, recognising and understanding signs of sexual abuse, ‘keep safe’ work, and the impact of childhood sexual abuse and sexual violence has on victims/survivors and families and how it potentially impacts on parenting.
If you would like to make contact with SERICC’s Early Offer Programme you can make a referral or call us directly.
Referral forms can be downloaded from this website. The referral should be completed and emailed – password protected to email@example.com or sent by secure email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01375 381322.
The Early Officer worker will respond to referrals within 72 hours.
SERICC adheres to the principles of Thurrock Violence against Women and Girls Strategy.