MOSAC provides a safe place for parents and carers to come following the trauma of discovering that their child or children have been abused. They offer practical and emotional support in a number of ways.
Telephone Helpline: staffed by trained female volunteers to offer support and information to all non-abusing parents and carers and to other agencies and organisations.
Advice Sessions: a generic advice and information service to help non-abusing parents and carers find the relevant information.
Advocacy Service: aiming to empower and encourage non-abusing parents and carers to have their voices heard, consider their rights and options, make decisions, gain access to services, and provide information and support when dealing with external agencies. An advocate may also accompany non abusing parents/carers to relevant meetings and case conferences.
Therapeutic Services: Client Counselling, Child Centred Play Therapy and Mosac Massage Programme
Workshops and Training: A variety of training and workshops provided to support parents to safeguard their children, aid their child’s healing and enhance confidence and parenting skills.
Support Groups: a much needed space for group members to share experiences, receive support and gain strength from each other in a non-judgemental and respectful environment.
Information: includes a wide range of books, videos, audiotapes and a National database of other agencies and services for referral when necessary, as well as presentations for staff teams.
Email service: an information service for parents and carers, professionals and others who want information. Once you email them they will try and get back to you as soon as possible and answer your queries.
Endwell Rd, London, SE4 2NF
0800 980 1958 (free helpline) / 020 8293 9990 (please call this number if you can afford it)
Who is it for:
Parents and carers of children who have been sexually abused
Interpreting can be arranged. Information available in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujrati, Punjabi and Somali
None, though if you can afford the call charges they ask that you call 020 8293 9990 rather than the free number
How to apply:
Please get in contact – they are not able to accept drop-ins for safety reasons, but you can book an appointment via the helpline