Offering a safe place for women to come to talk about their experiences of Domestic Abuse

Cedar

CEDAR (Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery) Programme is a unique way of working with children, young people and their mothers recovering from living with domestic abuse. The CEDAR programme takes place over 10 weeks with groups for children, young people and their mothers running in parallel.

The groups provide an opportunity to explore feelings with an emphasis on providing fun and creative activities that keep children engaged and interacting with each other. It is about

creating a safe place for children and their mothers to help each other to find the best strategies to deal with their experiences and rebuild their lives. A key aim of the programme is to help mothers to support their children in their recovery.

CEDAR is a voluntary programme and a family only attends if it is something that they would like to participate in.

Referrals can come from mothers, children and young people themselves.  Any agency that may be working together with a family may refer provided the mother has given her informed consent.