In Care Survivors Service Scotland
The In Care survivors Service Scotland (ICSSS) is a support service for adults who suffered childhood abuse in care and their families.
It was developed to highlight and address the long term effects, as well as current and future needs of those survivors subjected to neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse whilst in care.
The service offers counselling, advocacy, befriending, group support, service user group, and access to records.
Offering a safe place for you to talk about things that may be affecting your life. It is your choice what you discuss and we will go at your pace. You will have a first appointment to decide which service would suit you best and then you will be offered as many sessions as you need. They have qualified counsellors working from a range of different counselling approaches based across Scotland and will try to ensure that you are seen locally.
If you need support with practical issues such as benefits, housing, criminal injuries compensation claims, they have workers who can help you. ICSSS can also help you to access records of your time in care.
You will be linked with a befriender who will help you gain confidence in dealing with new experiences. A befriender can help to establish links within the local community and to access social, educational and recreational opportunities.
Many people find it helps to share their experience with others to support one another. ICSSS offers women support groups, men support groups, art therapy and writers groups.
Library and Resources
ICSSS have a large library in our offices with over 500 books on childhood sexual abuse, health related issues, self help books etc. We will be compiling a database of providers of care across Scotland with details of who to contact to access records.
How To Get In Touch
This service accepts referrals and direct self-referrals on 0800 121 6027
Intended Client Groups:
- Survivors of Abuse
This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
Must have experienced abuse in a care setting
This service accepts direct self referrals.
All relevant agencies. This service accepts direct self-referrals on 0800 121 6027
This service is available by appointment only.
Contact Info. & Service Address
Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm,
Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm
-Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm, Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm -
Facilities & Access
This service has the following facilities:
- Public Parking
- Wheelchair Access
- Translation Service
- Creche facilities are not available at this location.