Project information

Supporting Children living in Refuge

Children's Support Workers delivering support, time to talk, comfort, coping strategies and fun activities to children, of all ages, living in our refuge who have been affected by domestic abuse.

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Charity information: North East Lincolnshire Women's Aid

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  • Need

    Need

    Long term trauma in children through opportunities to feel safe and talk to staff who help them understand what they have been experiencing and to make sense of the situation while finding a way forward to build a better well balanced life with mum.

    Solution

    Without intervention, children are left dealing with this subject and emotions, on their own, taking it into adult life. History and statistics show they have issues in adult life which affect their ability to grow and develop, build relationships and hold down employment.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Supporting children living in our refuge

    Activities

    » Pay qualified staff to deliver programmes which will support children in their understanding of domestic abuse and life after domestic abuse.

    Numbers of children accessing this service and measuring the distance travelled on leaving the refuge.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Long term changes can be a well balanced child growing into an understand young person, aware of domestic abuse and the damages it causes, planning for a better, stronger life.
    Evidence shows children who have not had support can be subjected to domestic abuse themselves in adult life with lack of self-esteem and confidence leading to poor life choices.

    Risk

    Lack of trained staff
    Lack of engagement.
    We have qualified staff who understand and have delivered appropriate training ready to deliver the programmes which will support the children.
    We have a room specially designed and age appropriate for children which engages them and encourages their engagement with the workers.

    Reporting

    Numbers and outcomes from distance travelled can be feedback quarterly if required.
    Sharing success stories.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,300

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,800 3x Helping Hands programmes 3 x 10 week programmes x2 staff
      £150 Activities 15 children acceessing outdoor/cinema visits
      £150 Art workshops craft sessions art therapy
      £200 Refereshments session refreshments for children
  • Background

    Location

    In North East Lincolnshire, domestic abuse is estimated to cost £43.1million. The percentage of repeat victims of domestic abuse has continued to rise since 2009. Locally, 18,000 women and children have been identified as being in a violent relationship through involvement of the police or supporting services.
    We sit in the top 10% for deprivation and domestic abuse is 14% higher here than the national average.

    Beneficiaries

    Between April 16 and March 17, 103 children lived in the refuge. We work with small groups of 5 per cohort, this funding will allow 15 children to benefit through the delivery of the excellent programme, Helping Hands . Should we raise more money, we have the capacity and need to deliver more programmes to more children within the refuge.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are a specialist charity which only works with victims and survivors of domestic abuse. We have skills and knowledge in both adults and children's needs, barriers and the affects of DA. Qualified children's workers are fully funded through fundraising as we receive no government funding for this specialist work. We rely on the generosity of the public and funders to be able to deliver programmes for the children.

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    People

    Children's Support Workers

    Main persons delivering this programme