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Who are Jigsaw?

Jigsaw are a team who help children, young people, parents and carers who have been sexual abused. Jigsaw also work with some children in care and care-leavers.

They do this by:

  • Listening
  • Offering a safe space
  • Helping them understanding the impact of abuse
  • Helping ease distress
  • Exploring ways to keep safe in the future

Therapy is for children and young people of any age who are open to Children’s Services. Jigsaw can also support non-abusing parents/ carers.

Jigsaw Workers are a team of experienced therapists who are familiar with working with children who have had difficult experiences like abuse and neglect.

Jigsaw Sessions

Jigsaw sessions are arranged through your Social Worker working for Children's Social Care. We only accept referrals from Children Family Services but there are other organisations in Cornwall who can support children.

There are ten sessions for post sexual abuse work and twenty sessions for children in care/ care-leavers. The first session is an introductory meeting and usually the

  • Child/young person
  • Their parents or carers
  • Jigsaw Worker
  • Social Worker

Are invited to come. The other nine sessions are individual sessions with the Jigsaw Worker.

The sessions often take place in school or Family Hubs, but it could be anywhere that feels comfortable and safe for the child/young person.

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Children's Services Values

Our values are:

  • The welfare of the child is always our highest priority.
  • A child needs a secure and permanent relationship with a familiar group of adults.
  • We achieve the best outcome for a child by working in partnership. This is with parents, the child and the family as a whole. We actively seek their views.
  • The most effective services for a child and his/her family come from partnerships. This is when the community and all appropriate agencies work together.

Make a complaint about the Service

In the first instance, we advise people to talk to the Social Worker working with the child/young person. If that fails to resolve the problem, please contact the Complaints Manager.

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