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A Warwickshire based charity since 1994, Safeline provides services for survivors of sexual abuse of any age and young people at risk of abuse: one to one counselling, art therapy, national helpline and online support services, professional training, help for those wishing to report abuse and prevention projects for schools.

1 September 2017
West Midlands
Local Alliances:
Coventry and Warwickshire Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Being a DAA member will provide us with a network of professionals working with Dementia patients to help us establish how our services might best help. We intend to make contact with local NHS specialists and organisations working with this group of people in Warwickshire

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Although we have a longstanding experience of working with survivors of sexual abuse, we are new to working with dementia patients and need to ensure that we work with them in the right way and that we do not cause them any undue stress. 

We intend to address this with training and with the help of experts already working with this group.

Member website


2. Actions

  • Establish need for counselling service for Dementia patients who have been sexually abuse at any time in their lives.

    Research current local provision of services for Dementia patients, current evidence of impact of counselling from academic writing, numbers affected in the Warwickshire area 


    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Train Volunteer Counsellors in Dementia Awareness

    Organise training and provide resources for 20+ Safeline volunteer counsellors to raise their awareness in the issues and challenges faced by those with dementia. Aim for September 2017.


    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Provide a free Counselling Service for Dementia Patients who have been sexually abused

    Establish a process for referral to Safeline’s counselling services.  This will include self-referral or referral by professionals.


    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member