The main aim of Clean Slate is to provide a service that empowers, builds self esteem and develops the talking and coping skills of adults and young people who have been victim to sexual, physical, mental and emotional abuse. Giving everyone a voice as well as encourage them to build their self-esteem and confidence to enable them to move forward.
Clean Slate has four projects, Eve Women's Wellbeing project (18+). Amos Men's service (18+), Believe Girl's service (10-16) and Tym Boy's service (10-16)
At Clean Slate we aim to provide an eclectic approach. (Different approaches appropriate to the client’s needs. This is based on the theory that there is no proof that any one theoretical approach works better than all others for a specific problem), we have identified these needs during the last 12 years of providing the service.
We provide long-term counselling to survivors of abuse. As a result of this we have built up working relationships with local professionals. We accept referrals from doctors, mental health teams, the police, social services as well as self-referrals.
Each client has an initial assessment. A personal pathway is drawn up, which sets out achievable goals, and this is then continually assessed throughout the process.
Counselling is provided alongside enrollment on certain programs depending on the specific needs of our client. These programs often deal with specific problems but will broadly fit into four categories:
- Improving health and wellbeing.
- Improving integration into society.
- Increasing personal safety and perception of safety.
- Improving experience of the criminal justice system.
We continually monitor user satisfaction and outcomes. We also follow the Charity evaluation monitoring programme. This allows us to review our current procedures, adapt them and evolve new ones.