We offer support for children and young people in our refuges and also in the wider community.
One to one support
We support children and young people aged 5-19 in Newcastle-under-Lyme. We provide one to one specialist sessions in schools, colleges and academies where they can discuss their thoughts, feelings and experiences. One to one support is tailored around the needs of the young person and includes safety planning, healthy and unhealthy relationships and feelings and behaviours.
Young persons violence advisor (YPVA)
Our YPVA’s are specialist qualified professionals who support young people who are at high risk from domestic abuse either through their family situation or in their own abusive relationship. The service is for people aged 5-19 in Newcastle-under-Lyme. YPVAs work in partnership with other agencies to safeguard children and young people by attending court to support young witnesses, attending and reporting to MARAC and contributing to the development of child protection plans.
Rise – delivered in our refuges
Rise is a 7 week programme delivered in refuges to children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse. The programme gives them the opportunity to talk about the abuse they have experienced and how it made them feel. It builds social networks and together children and young people begin to recognise that they are not alone.