Children & Young People

Our service has two Family Resource Workers who operate a key worker system.

The children and young people who come in to refuge are allocated a dedicated key worker as soon as possible. The key worker will support the children and young people throughout their stay in refuge. 

We also support their mothers/carers to enrol the children and young people in school or nursery; access health services and other professionals when necessary.

We offer one to one support and group work sessions to enable children to discuss and explore issues surrounding domestic abuse in a safe and friendly environment.

We encourage children and young people to express and understand their feelings, build confidence and self-esteem and to build links within the local community. We also offer support to women to raise their awareness and understanding of their children's experiences and the impact domestic abuse can have on them.

We also provide a follow-on service for children to have ongoing support when they resettle in the community.