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Taith - Barnardo's

Taith is a specialist service for children and young people with harmful or problematic sexual behaviour.

Taith aim to enable children and young people to have healthy relationships, and to reduce their risk to others by controling their harmful sexual behaviours through specialist interventions.

They work with children and young people aged 5 to 18 years old.

How Taith works:

1. First appointment
The person that makes the referral will set up an initial meeting with a Taith practitioner to discuss what is involved and ensure that appropriate consent is gained for the work we will do.

2. Assessment
The practitioner will start to get to know the child or young person and carry out an assessment, to learn more about the concerns and consider their ideas about relationships and sexual issues.
This can involve completing questionnaires and worksheets and using art materials.

3. Meetings with parents and/or carers
We will also meet with parents and/or carers to hear their views and in some cases another professional, such as a teacher, too.

4. Report and recommendations
We will produce a report based on our meetings outlining what help we feel everyone involved may need to improve things and to reduce the risk of harm. Some support may also be recommended for the parents and/or carers as well in order to help the family to better understand and support each other.

We will discuss progress and information sharing with the adults involved every step of the way.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sophie Spence
Contact Position
Harmful Sexual Behaviour Practitioner


Referral required
Referral Details

Children and young people can be referred by agencies such as social services and youth offending teams.

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020

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