First Response

Short term practical and emotional support for young people in crisis situations

The Acorns First Response Worker offers the following services for young people aged 11 – 18 who require immediate support in response to crisis:

  • Short term support for young people who are not eligible for counselling, but who may need practical and emotional help to deal with current crisis situations;
  • Safety planning and risk assessment where a young person resides with a perpetrator or has regular contact with a perpetrator, including within their own relationships
  • Advocacy – for example at meetings or appointments in school or court

Making a First Response referral

The First Response referral form can be downloaded here, or by contacting Acorns on:
0191 349 8366 /

Please check the First Response Guidance before filling in the referral form.