Children's and young people's services


Support for ages 3 - 18

We offer therapeutic support to children aged 3 to 18 who have experienced or been affected by rape, 

exploitation, and sexual or domestic abuse.


Work is often 1:1 but can include sessions with the caregivers too. This can be a positive part of the process to ensure the whole family unit is offered support. Sessions take place in bright and colourful rooms with a warm, calm and inviting atmosphere. 


Creative therapy and expression

We have lots of creative resources in our specially designed therapy rooms. Depending on the child we offer crafts and artwork, creative writing, creative play with toys, puppets and in the sand tray. This helps children to express worries or troubles in their lives. We may also offer specific worksheets, or stories to address identified issues, our work is always tailored to the individual.

"Safety Net is invaluable. 

A compassionate service that helps families find their feet again."

Former Safety Net client, 2019


A safe space

We always work in the way that best suits the individual young person. In the beginning, the work is focused on ensuring a relationship is built to allow the child or young person to feel comfortable, safe and contained.


We never expect a child to talk about their traumatic experiences; instead, we work in lots of different ways, using different therapeutic techniques. Our experience tells us this lets the child express themselves in ways they feel most comfortable.

Safety Net

1 Fisher Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8RR

Tel: 01228 515859   Email:

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