The Lighthouse: Support for CYP Affected by Sexual Abuse

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Under Review — this page was due to be reviewed by Tuesday, 31 May 2022. The information shown here may be outdated.

Update: February 2022

The period until 1 April 2022 has been a transitional phase for The Lighthouse as it prepares to end its pilot phase and move to the new Lighthouse service provision under one provider, UCLH.  

Health support, therapy and advocacy will continue to be provided to all children and families who are already being supported by The Lighthouse. 

No new referrals for the services will be accepted temporarily.  

During this transitional phase, the services that will continue to receive referrals are:

  • telephone advice for professionals through the Lighthouse Social Care Liaison Officer and the Health team
  • telephone advice through the Police Liaison Officers
  • advice to families through the duty practitioners.

There is likely to be a short gap in all the services after 1 April 2022. Therefore, after this date, if you are concerned that a child is abused, you can contact the Lighthouse for telephone advice and follow this up with a referral to your local children safeguarding services.

The Lighthouse is a facility in North London set up in partnership with organisations in the voluntary and public sectors to provide a safe space to support children and young people, aged up to 18, in their recovery from sexual abuse or exploitation. It also support adults aged 18-25 with learning disabilities if the service best meets their needs.

The Lighthouse focuses on getting children and young people the right help at the right time, by putting all the services needed to respond to sexual abuse under one roof. Medical, advocacy, social care, police, and therapeutic support is delivered from one familar and child-friendly place, providing a coordinated approach to supporting children and young people.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm.

All services are available by a booked appointment.

Eligibility criteria


  • children and young people aged < 18
  • adults with learning disabilities aged 18-25
  • living in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington


  • children and young people who have suffered sexual assault within the past seven days

For immediate help for a child or young person who has suffered sexual assault within the past seven days, contact The Havens Sexual Assault Referral Centre.

How to refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

A referral form can be found in ISL EMIS under
ISL global documents > Social Services > Lighthouse referral form

Please see Downloads for more detailed referral criteria.



Young people aged 13+ can self-refer by telephone or email.

Please see Downloads for patient leaflets.

t: 080 8169 8112



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