Rainbows support for children suffering loss
Rainbows supports children to express their feelings of loss and grief when a parent dies or goes to prison. Some children also experience family breakdown or crisis and need a place to build their self-esteem and resilience. Dealing with these traumas early enables them to lead fulfilling lives.
January 2014 - August 2014
Noah's Ark Centre Ovenden
Long-term effects of complex loss, trauma and bereavement.
Listening to children's voices; helping them to find their own way to share their feelings and develop their own strengths.
Reaching vulnerable children in the community
Activities» Make connections with primary stakeholders.
Feedback from children, parents and schools.
Providing a safe space for children to grieve.
Activities» Provide 24 sessions of facilitated group work.
Use several rooms and a 1:2 ration of staff to children.
Train facilitators and provide resources for planning.
Activities» Run one training session and provide materials for creative work.
Retention of facilitators year after and supervision of staff ensures quality facilitation.
Children teach their families how to grieve more healthily. The impact can be life-long and generational for these families. It is preventative work.
All staff go through DBS and safeguarding training to guarantee safety for our children. There is also a clear management structure for the work.
We can offer a written update on the progress of the project and quote anonymously from the feedback we receive.
Budget - Project Cost: £8,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £7,000 overheads Running the sessions twice/week £1,000 materials workbooks and creative materials
Ovenden, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Children aged 4-10
We are the only Rainbows provider in Calderdale and have been running for 10 years.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Runs the project for 6-10 year-olds.
Runs the project for 4-6 year-olds.