Participating Project

Project information

Helping children exposed to domestic violence

Help us deliver programme’s in primary schools for children exposed to domestic violence. The 8 week course is fun and an age-appropriate way to enable young children to explore their feelings and develop coping strategies to reduce the long-term harm.

8 weeks

Charity information: Southampton Women's Aid

Southampton Women's Aid
  • Need


    Aimed at children who have been exposed to parental domestic violence - helping them to work through issues, develop coping strategies, to develop resilience and confidence.


    Through various fun and age-appropriate games and activities within the school environment. It will give children practical tools to help work through issues, build confidence and to feel less isolated.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To deliver 4 x school programmes in 2018


    » Funds will help us to put more resource in to the project in order to deliver

    By providing details and contacts of which schools have taken part in the programme, how many children have attended and develop a framework for specific outcomes

  • Impact


    1 in 7 children under the age of 18 will be exposed to domestic violence at some point during their childhood. This can have a devastating impact on their childhood and can affect them long in to adulthood. We aim to help alleviate the short and long-term impact through our programme by helping children work through issues and develop resilience early in their lives.


    Risks could be ensuring correct outcomes for children. We have however been developing the programme and are currently testing it in schools.


    Through email and letter outlining amount of schools and children the programme has been delivered to along with specific outcomes

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,500 School children programme Deliver four programmes to four local school
  • Background


    Southampton and surrounding areas. The city has higher than national average unemployment levels and a higher number of children are classified as Children in Need requiring some level of social care (14% higher than national average), and are more likely to be on a child protection plan (18% higher than the national average).

    Source: 2013 Census


    Primary school age children (up to 11 years of age)

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Southampton Women's Aid has been helping women, children and young people who are affected by domestic abuse in the area for 43 years. We provide first response services for women and families who are forced to leave their home; on-going advocacy and support for those who are coping with abuse and its effects; and work with schools to help young people develop healthier relationships and avoid the cycle of abuse.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Linda Haitana

    Linda is Southampton Women's Aid's Service manager so oversee's the delivery of all services