Stovewood Trauma and Resilience Service (Rotherham and South Humber NHS Trust)

17th December 2018

Expressions of interest are invited from appropriately skilled and trained voluntary sector organisations in Rotherham to be able to provide the resource capacity for specific trauma stabilisation interventions (RDASH model) and also follow on therapy and individual support.

The Stovewood Service is a new venture aimed at supporting adult victims and their families of Childhood Sexual Exploitation who are in the process of seeking justice through the National Crime Agency. The service is taking a whole system approach to the impact of complex trauma in order to support victims and their families though the emotional demands of the criminal justice system. We are currently piloting a new trauma informed pathway to meet the needs of those who do not meet the threshold of traditional mental health services. This work will be provided within a partnership arrangement with RDASH and relevant voluntary sector organisations.

Expressions of interest are invited from appropriately skilled and trained voluntary sector organisations in Rotherham to be able to provide the resource capacity for specific trauma stabilisation interventions (RDASH model) and also follow on therapy and individual support. The agencies will already have a proven commitment to providing specialist support for victims of CSE and have a genuine willingness for partnership working; especially with mental health services.  They will be interested in this innovative inter-agency collaboration and able to value the development opportunities for staff and organisational development. The Stovewood Trauma and Resilience Service will provide opportunities for specialist supervision and guidance for support workers assigned to the service and training opportunities for the agency as a whole in relation to trauma and resilience.

This is a sub-contracting arrangement where the support workers and others involved would remain within the employment and governance arrangements of the voluntary sector provider but would work in cooperation with the Stovewood Service. Expressions of interest are invited giving a brief overview of current service commitments to adult CSE victims and their families and approximate overview of costs.

Informal discussions are welcome; applications would be appreciated by the 7th January 2019.  

For discussion please contact Dr Janine Cherry-Swaine, Stovewood Trauma and Resilience Service Lead on 01709 304 808 j.cherry-swaine@nhs.net and please send applications to this e-mail.