Partners’ and Relatives Support

When your partner or relative has been charged with a child sex offence.

A brief handbook of strategies

Powell. P., Millar-Powell, N. R. S., Van Doorene, S. 2017.

This is most likely one of the worst – if not the worst – experience of your life. Hopefully, this book will give you some guidelines that will help you walk the journey. 

The Pastoral Counselling Institute offers support and information lunches and forums, not too large, and a safe place for partners or relatives to share and listen to some of their experiences, and to be supported by each other. It is specifically for partners or relatives with a close relative/friend who has committed a child sex offence.

On the 22nd of October 2016 a support forum day was held and facilitated by Naomi Millar-Powell. Feedback from the day was positive and all felt supported and look forward to further learning and support.

We plan to run more days like this in the future with guest speakers attending some of them, if you would like to register your interest for the next Support Forum on

28th October 2017

please email to 


For online peer support please go to the following link:

PartnerSPEAK –