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How to make a referral

Imara can work with children or young people aged 0-18 living in Nottingham City or across the County of Nottinghamshire that have experienced child sexual abuse or domestic abuse.

Imara can also provide support to safe family members, including siblings, parents and carers.

Please note, as of 1st March 2024, the Nottinghamshire County therapy service for children and young people affected by sexual abuse is now being delivered by The Children’s Society. The referral pathway remains the same via the Paediatric Sexual Assault Referral Centre, EMCYPSAS. Young people already on the waiting list prior to the hand over are being contacted directly to inform them about their therapy provision. For any questions, please contact EMCYPSAS or The Children’s Society directly.

To make a referral relating to child sexual abuse:

Call EMCYPSAS on 0800 183 0023 or visit the EMCYPSAS website https://www.emcypsas.co.uk/

EMCYPSAS is the paediatric sexual assault referral centre for Nottinghamshire. EMCYPSAS stands for East Midlands Children and Young People’s Sexual Assault Service.

EMCYPSAS are open 24 hours per day, seven days a week, including bank and public holidays.

If you have any questions or need any more help to make a referral, you can contact us.

If you are a young person in need of help, the most important thing after an assault is that you are safe. If you think you are in any danger at all, it is very important that you call the police if it is safe to use your phone. Call 999 straight away if you think you are in any danger (for textphone, dial 18000) and ask for the police. If you are safe now, but in need of help for something that has happened to you or a friend, the best thing to do is speak to an adult that you trust. This may be your parent, a teacher, or a social worker. You can ask them to make a referral to Imara with the details on this page.

If you are 16 or over, you can self refer by calling EMCYPSAS on 0800 183 0023

No matter what time you call, the person you speak to will be experienced in helping children and young people get the support they need.

If you are an adult or a professional:

Call EMCYPSAS on 0800 183 0023 or visit the EMCYPSAS website https://www.emcypsas.co.uk/

EMCYPSAS is the paediatric sexual assault referral centre for Nottinghamshire. EMCYPSAS stands for East Midlands Children and Young People’s Sexual Assault Service.

EMCYPSAS are open 24 hours per day, seven days a week, including bank and public holidays.

If you have any questions or need any more help to make a referral, you can contact us.

To make a referral as a young person for child sexual abuse:

If you are a young person in need of help, the most important thing after an assault is that you are safe. If you think you are in any danger at all, it is very important that you call the police if it is safe to use your phone. Call 999 straight away if you think you are in any danger (for textphone, dial 18000) and ask for the police. If you are safe now, but in need of help for something that has happened to you or a friend, the best thing to do is speak to an adult that you trust. This may be your parent, a teacher, or a social worker. You can ask them to make a referral to Imara with the details on this page.

If you are 16 or over, you can self refer by calling EMCYPSAS on 0800 183 0023

No matter what time you call, the person you speak to will be experienced in helping children and young people get the support they need.

To make a referral relating to domestic abuse:

If you’re professional working in a refuge or move on accommodation in Nottingham City, please use the referral form we have provided to your place of work. If you’re unsure contact us via email: info@imara.org.uk to discuss safety and eligibility of the work.

If you are a professional working in any other setting within Nottingham City or across the county of Nottinghamshire, please complete the referral form below and send to our secure email: secure.contact@imara.cjsm.net . If you don’t have access to CJSM email, please password protect the form and email to info@imara.org.uk .

If you are a professional:

If you’re professional working in a refuge or move on accommodation in Nottingham City, please use the referral form we have provided to your place of work. If you’re unsure contact us via email: info@imara.org.uk to discuss safety and eligibility of the work.

If you are a professional working in any other setting within Nottingham City or across the county of Nottinghamshire, please complete the referral form below and send to our secure email: secure.contact@imara.cjsm.net . If you don’t have access to CJSM email, please password protect the form and email to info@imara.org.uk .

If you are a young person who has been affected by domestic abuse, or a family member:

If you are a young person in need of help, the most important thing after an assault is that you are safe. If you think you are in any danger at all, it is very important that you call the police if it is safe to use your phone. Call 999 straight away if you think you are in any danger (for textphone, dial 18000) and ask for the police. If you are safe now, but in need of help for something that has happened to you or a friend, the best thing to do is speak to an adult that you trust. This may be your parent, a teacher, a social worker, or a support worker from a domestic abuse service. You can ask them to make a referral to Imara with the details on this page.

If you have any questions or need any more help to make a referral, you can contact us by emailing info@imara.org.uk

If you are a young person in need of help, the most important thing after an assault is that you are safe. If you think you are in any danger at all, it is very important that you call the police if it is safe to use your phone. Call 999 straight away if you think you are in any danger (for textphone, dial 18000) and ask for the police. If you are safe now, but in need of help for something that has happened to you or a friend, the best thing to do is speak to an adult that you trust. This may be your parent, a teacher, a social worker, or a support worker from a domestic abuse service. You can ask them to make a referral to Imara with the details on this page.

If you have any questions or need any more help to make a referral, you can contact us by emailing info@imara.org.uk
If you are a young person in need of help, the most important thing after an assault is that you are safe. If you think you are in any danger at all, it is very important that you call the police if it is safe to use your phone. Call 999 straight away if you think you are in any danger (for textphone, dial 18000) and ask for the police. If you are safe now, but in need of help for something that has happened to you or a friend, the best thing to do is speak to an adult that you trust. This may be your parent, a teacher, a social worker, or a support worker from a domestic abuse service. You can ask them to make a referral to Imara with the details on this page.

If you have any questions or need any more help to make a referral, you can contact us by emailing info@imara.org.uk