We have a wealth of resources, games and activities to work with even the youngest school aged children.
Early Support Commission – Domestic Abuse Strand
The service is part of a wider strategy to prevent and minimise the effects of domestic abuse across Lancashire (Wyre and Fylde) and will provide a range of interventions which are designed to improve the relationship between mother and child, whilst also supporting children to overcome the effects of witnessing and/or experiencing domestic abuse.
We will be offering specialised support to children and young people aged 4 and above who have experienced domestic abuse, through one to one support and group interventions. Running alongside this is group intervention for the mother (i.e the recovery programme or freedom programme).
The project is funded to work with children who are at level 2 or 3 on the continuum of need (CON), families that are de-escalating from children’s social care or those who do not meet the threshold could be referred to the service with the view of instigating a CAF to assess what level of support the family requires.
Although this project is funded to work specifically with families assessed at Level 2 or 3 on the CON we do have other projects within the organisation which work with families at all levels. Children and young people outreach service work with children from all ages, offering 1:1 support and group work.
Connect with Respect is a project funded by BBC Children in Need for young people aged 11-18 years It is available across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde. Connect with Respect promotes positive messages for healthy relationships. It aims to raise children and young people’s expectations so they can recognise harmful and risk taking behaviour and develop better strategies for coping.
Connect with Respect has 4 strands of work for children and young people, these are Look Ahead, Get Ahead, the Recovery Toolkit and Healthy Relationship Ambassadors.
We also offer a Professionals Training element called Connect With Respect:
These sessions are part of our prevention strand of work for young people aged 11-16 years. The sessions are specifically designed to empower young people to seek out advice if they are in danger and need support. The sessions contain interactive elements which encourage young people to look at social media sites and find support mechanisms. We help children and young people recognise and know how to safeguard against risk of physical and emotional harm. These sessions are available to schools which can be delivered during flexible learning / health impact days when pupils are off their normal timetabled lessons; and to groups of young people in community and youth group settings.