Decision details

The Visible Project

Reference: D49831

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Director of Adults and Health submitted a report which provided an update on the work of the ‘Visible Project’, an initiative based within the Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service (WCTS) which looked to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for adult survivors of child sexual abuse.


The Board welcomed to the meeting: Sinead Cregan, Commissioning Programme Leader, who had been chair of the Strategic Steering Group for the project, and Tessa Denham, Chief Executive of the Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service.


Members welcomed the valuable work which had been undertaken to establish the Visible Project and extended their thanks to all those who had been involved.


The Board wholeheartedly supported the adoption of the policy statement and sought further information on how Members could further promote this initiative in their local Wards.



(a)  That the Visible Policy statement and briefing, as appended to the submitted report, be adopted, with the Board providing a commitment to the statement’s implementation;


(b)  That agreement be given for the Director of Adults and Health in conjunction with the Chief Officer for Human Resources to establish a ‘task and finish’ group to implement the Visible Policy Statement across the Council.

Publication date: 01/07/2019

Date of decision: 26/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 26/06/2019 - Executive Board

Effective from: 06/07/2019

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