Our outreach service can provide culturally sensitive support to children and young people up to the age of 18 who have experienced domestic abuse.
Every child and young person will get a key worker who they can talk to about any issues they feel are important to them. Key worker’s can try to help you understand what is happening. She can see you at school, in our drop in centre or another suitable safe place to meet. You can talk in confidence about things that may be worrying you.
Key workers can:
- Work with children and young people to develop a support plan individual to them.
- Make children and young people aware of their rights.
- Safety Planning
- Provide 1-2-1 emotional and practical support.
- Provide opportunity to take part in group work for additional support.
- Supporting children and young people by speaking with others on their behalf.
- Support with education, this can include support with bullying, school work, talking to teachers or moving schools/accessing colleges.
- Be there for children and young people so they know they have someone to talk to and who will listen and will not judge.
- Provide information to children and young people to help with making and being involved in decisions.
- Support with legal issues including accessing a legal representation in you own right.
- Support through advocacy to have children and young peoples voices heard.
- Work with each child or young person on any issues individual to them.
- Support with cultural issues including forced marriage or the threat of forced marriage.
- Problems at Home including isolation, cultural pressures to behave in a certain way, limited or no contact out side the family home, stopping education, extended family pressure to marry