The CandYP Project helps children and young people (5-16 years of age) and their mums (or other significant adult) to move on after domestic abuse. It normally consists of 6 sessions facilitated by a trained Children and Young People’s worker.
It specifically helps children and young people:
- To feel listened to
- To talk to their parent about the domestic abuse
- To express and understand their feelings
- To identify and approach safe people to talk to – who can help with any difficulties they may have currently or in the future
At the end of the process families are offered their own story book, a narrative compiled using their own words.
“The support and advice given by CandYP has been incredible. It has enabled me to explain to our past and present to my son in an appropriate way. This has helped us become closer and helped his understanding of what has happened. Invaluable service.” — Parent
Referral criteria for CandYP is:
- The mum/significant adult being referred to us must have left the abusive relationship and not intend to return
- The child must be between 5 and 16 years of age when we work with them.
- The mum/significant adult must have had some support around their own issues related to domestic abuse, ideally a domestic abuse specific project but this could also be counselling/therapy, emotional support from health professionals, support workers, GP, etc. The reason for this is that the mum/significant adult needs to have worked through their own emotions as a result of domestic abuse and be strong enough to support the child.
To make a referral fill in our referral form or phone us on (0114) 2130590.