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

Refuge

We provide support for children and young people (CYP) who will access refuge accommodation with mum.   The CYP age range varies between 0-18 yrs were we deliver direct 1-1 support sessions and group work sessions. Support sessions allow CYP to have an opportunity to speak openly with an onsite children’s worker about their feelings relating to domestic abuse, developing a better understanding on the best way to deal with their emotions in a safe and nurturing environment. We consistently work alongside other agencies to ensure the welfare of the CYP is paramount and that their diverse needs are taken care of. Group work sessions are based on highlighting healthy relationships, drugs & alcohol, internet safety and educating the CYP about the impact of domestic abuse and the impact this has on themselves and others.  Alongside the emotional support we also ensure CYP’s social and leisure needs are met by organising trips and outings within the local and wider areas.