Supporting children and young people who have experienced  or those who are still experiencing domestic abuse.

The Team


We have a team of experienced and qualified workers who provide therapeutic work and advocate on behalf of children and young people across the Fylde Coast.The Safehaven team consists of 6 workers with a combined experience of working with children and young people for over 58 years. The team has a wealth of experience within the third and statutory sector. They also have a wide range of qualifications which include degree’s in social work, counselling, youth & community, criminology and sociology. NNEB and other childcare qualifications.The team have exstensive training in the field of domestic abuse, this includes; Tackaling and Preventing Domestic and Sexual Violence Abuse (DAPAs), You & Me Mum (Women’s Aid National Training Centre), Outcome Star, Helping Hands (Triangle Consulting) trained to deliver Sue Penna’s Recovery programme. We have also attended 2 days training around the Solihull approach and many more.Our team consists of:
Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocate
Domestic Abuse and Social Media Worker
Prevention Service Worker
Domestic Abuse Early Intervention Officer
Children & Young Peoples Refuge & Outreach Worker
Children & Young Peoples Refuge Worker



We have a wealth of resources, games and activities to work with even the youngest school aged children.

Domestic Abuse Early Intervention Service for Children & Young People in Lancashire


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.

 **To make a referral for this service please complete ALL sections of the following referral form and email to**

FCWA Early Intervention Referral Form

childrens trust


connect logo 11-18 Years

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:

Know How.

connect logo look ahead 11-16 years


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.

Six Week Evaluation 


EndAbuse Evaluation