The Lighthouse: Support for CYP Affected by Sexual Abuse

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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.

View the Lighthouse referral process (PDF)

View the Lighthouse referral criteria (PDF)

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 10am-8pm

Sun 10am-1pm

All services are available by a booked appointment.


Eligibility criteria


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


  • 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

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

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



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

t: 0808 169 8112




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