- In person & remote
- Children and Younger People (under 18)
Haven is a local organisation who support children affected by domestic abuse. They provide children and young people with support and care through the provision of services and education.
Services available include:
Children and Young People (CandYP) Family Support
Haven’s CandYP programme provides one-to-one therapeutic sessions facilitated by trained workers. They allow children and young people (5 -18) and their significant adults communicate together about abuse that has happened in their lives. It must be at least 6 months since the end of the abusive relationship before you can access the service.
Families can be referred by professional supporters, or they can self refer.
Bouncing Back Group
Their Bouncing Back groups aim to help children and young people feel less alone with their feelings and to give them somewhere to connect with others. It aims to support young people aged 5-18 who have been affected by domestic abuse to express emotions in safe, healthy ways and to share their feelings and experiences with others who have been in similar circumstances. The groups take place over 6 sessions.
Anyone can make a referral for Bouncing Back groups, including self-referrals from parents or carers.
Bespoke 1:1 Support
They can work individually with a child or young person to help them to manage difficult feelings and emotions. There would typically be between 6 and 10 sessions with each young person.
See their website for how to make referrals or contact Haven for more information.
Haven have developed a range of training, support packages and group programmes to help anyone working with children, young people and their wider families. They also provide packages for individuals.
Haven’s website also has information about their programmes and training for schools, information about what abuse is and it’s effects and why help is needed, and videos introducing Haven for young people.