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'Letting the Future In": therapeutic intervention for child sexual abuse



Letting the Future In (LTFI) is a service designed by the NSPCC for children aged 4 to 17 years who have been sexually abused. Letting the Future In helps children come to understand and move on from their past experiences through activities such as play, drawing and painting and storytelling. Parents and carers are also offered support to move on from the impact of finding out about the sexual abuse and to help their children feel safe.

This independent report, from University of Bristol and Durham University, draws on information from the largest randomised controlled trial of a service for children affected by sexual abuse. It provides evidence about what works well in the service and what works less well.

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  • PolicyBristolChildrenAndFamilies
  • SPS Centre for Research in Health and Social Care

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