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ACTION - Children & Young People Services

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We believe that if children are empowered through accurate advice, fun and inclusion, they may be less likely to be abusive or accept abusive relationships.

Our Children and Young People Service is available to any child between the ages of 5 - 18 who is living with, fleeing or recovering from the effects of domestic or sexual violence.

Within all group or individual sessions children are encouraged to give their opinions, be active in discussion and display an understanding of the subjects covered.

Tier 2 Emotional Wellbeing Framework - CYP00109

The Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health of Children and Young People is important to us all. The Emotional Wellbeing Framework was developed in response to the growing recognition that intervening early (Tier 2) can greatly reduce the risk of a child/young person developing more serious and complex mental health problems (Tier 3 and 4).

Staffordshire Women’s Aid is a registered provider on the Emotional Wellbeing Framework.  Under the Framework we offer a flexible programme of professional support for Children and Young People who have experienced or been affected by the following:

  • Parental Domestic Abuse – current or historical
  • Domestic Abuse - within their own relationships
  • Sexual Abuse and Rape
  • Sexual Exploitation

The support services we offer are based on a whole family approach and provide a safe space for children and young people to voice their feelings, fears and anxieties.  These include:

  • One to one outcome focussed therapeutic sessions for children and young people aged 5 to 18.
  • Counselling for children and young people aged 5 to 18.
  • ACTION – Educational group work model raising awareness of healthy, non-abusive relationships.  Can be tailored for small or larger group settings and delivered according to need/demands (e.g. one off workshops or 6 part programme).
  • You and Me Mum – Structured programme enabling mothers to understand the impact of domestic violence on children, and improve mother/child relationships based on this understanding.  Can be delivered as a group or on a one to one basis.

With nearly 40 years’ experience in this field our approach is holistic, delivered by a team of specialist trained staff with qualifications in teaching, social work and child centred therapy. Sessions can be facilitated in a range of community venues, including schools, or from our own premises.

Any commissioner, funder or person with a budget can purchase services from the Emotional Wellbeing Framework for children and young people with mild/moderate emotional wellbeing difficulties. Prices from £28.91 per hour.

To make a referral for a child or young person please email  or call our 24 Hour Helpline on 0870 2700 123.  When making a referral please ensure that you quote reference number CYP00109.

For Children Or Young People Experiencing Domestic Violence/Abuse - the link below will take you to a site with lots of useful information.

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