Telephone Support

For parents

If you are a parent with any concerns that your child is being sexually or criminally exploited or is at risk, please complete the form and a member of our National Parent Support team will get in touch.

We can talk through your immediate concerns, help you to assess the level of danger your child is in, and signpost you to agencies in your area who may be able to give you local support. We will aim to refer you to a specialist worker as soon as possible.

We can also equip you with information for notifying police and social care, and provide practical tips for logging information and gathering evidence. We can try to match you with a local volunteer befriender for further emotional support and let you know about any forthcoming events in which you can meet other parents in similar circumstances.

It is very important to realise at this stage that you are not alone.

“At last somebody else understood what I was going through and how I was feeling.”  Parent

“Your response has been empathic, calm and really helpful. You’re a fantastic listener and asked all the right questions. I now feel with Ivison Trust’s support I can go forwards and make life easier within my family”.  Parent

“They were a lifeline at an extremely traumatic time I would not have
coped emotionally or psychologically without their support.” Parent

“It made me feel less guilty as a parent and made me understand
grooming. My daughter and I now have an amazing relationship. If it
wasn’t for Ivison Trust, I honestly could not have got through this” Parent

“Having someone to talk to about everything, who is not involved and
whom I don’t know. I didn’t feel like I was being judged when I was
having a bad day. My Ivison Trust worker was brilliant. She gave me advice
when it was needed, listened to me get everything off my chest,
laughed with me when it was needed. Some days I’d feel like I was
going mad, but she listened and made me realise that I wasn’t.” Parent

“One mum told me, “I laugh now more than I cry… I don’t wake up
crying anymore”. National Parent Support Worker

As a result of the emotional support from Ivison Trust, “99% of parents felt listened to, 96% of parents did not feel judged by Ivison Trust and 96% of Parents felt Understood.” – An Evaluation of Pace support to parents whose child has been exploited Dr Sarah Lloyd, 2022

For professionals

We cannot accept referrals from professionals – if you are working with a parent or carer and would like them to access our parent support service, please ask them to complete this form.

Parent Support Enquiry Form

If you are a parent with any concerns that your child is being sexually or criminally exploited, please complete this form.