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Children and young person’s refuge service

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“The first time I came to refuge I was scared

leaving my Dad alone…”



In the refuge there are workers that the children and young people can talk to, who will help and support you, do fun activities with and go on trips. All children and young people living in the refuge get their own key worker who is the main person who will talk to you and listen to you. Some of the things your key worker could help you with are:

  • Settling into the refuge
  • Changes in your family
  • Understanding domestic abuse and fighting at home
  • Seeing or not seeing your dad
  • Keeping safe
  • Issues at school
  • Leaving the refuge

There are playrooms in the refuge where children and young people can have fun together and be supported by their key

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Everything that you talk about with your key worker will remain confidential just between you and her. We want you to feel able to tell us how you are feeling and what is happening with you and to know that this is confidential.

It is very important that you know we will not share this information with anyone UNLESS we think that you or another child or young person is at risk of being harmed. A worker will always try to talk to you before she tells anyone.

Child Protection

Children and young people have the right not to be abused at Hemat Gryffe we work to protect all children and young people and keep them safe.

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