Registered Charity No: 1120983  Company Limited by Guarantee Registered No: 2915937  

Patron: Baroness Hughes of Stretford 

​​Call us:

0161 872 7368

​Find us: 

​Trafford Domestic Abuse Services, Ground Floor - East Oakland House, Talbot Road, M16 0PQ

Children & Young People

TDAS recognise the need to offer both intervention support services and prevention and educational services to children and young people who have been subject to or are at risk of domestic abuse. 

The children and young people we work with in the refuge are often confused and traumatised by what has happened. They may have had to lose contact with their family, move schools, leave behind their friends and hobbies, and have to try and start all over again in a new area to rebuild their lives. 


OUR AIM IS TO MAKE THE CHILDREN'S STAY WITH US A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE AND A HAPPY TIME

 

This is done by:

  • Helping them to settle into the refuge

  • Gaining access to new schools

  • Making sure their needs are met by trying to integrate them into the local community

  • Providing play sessions

  • Providing one-to-one support

  • Providing family sessions

  • Organising family/group activities and outings

Whilst we provide support for Children & Young People living in our accommodation, we also offer support to CYP in the community. 

We offer a range of services that support children and young people who have been exposed to domestic abuse or are in their own unhealthy relationship and provide educational programmes to prevent children and young people entering into abusive relationships. 

We have both 1-2-1 and group based programmes that aim to offer emotional support and education.

R’SPACE© is a short group support programme for children and young people who have lived through domestic abuse. Our R'SPACE© programme is accessible for children and young people aged between 5 and 13 years, who live in Trafford and have lived through domestic abuse. The programme consists of 6 weekly group sessions with one of our specialist Complex Needs Children and Young People's Support Workers. 

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Topics covered in the programme include:

  • Feelings 

  • Family and relationships 

  • Self esteem

  • Worries

  • Anger 

  • Safety planning

R'SPACE© offers children and young people who have lived through domestic abuse a safe place to explore their feelings, learn coping strategies for the future and meet other young people who have had similar experiences. 

  RSpace©

Working in partnership with The Counselling & Family Centre, we can provide funded counselling sessions for Children and Young people who live in Trafford and have accessed TDAS' services. Children and Young people aged between 5 and 18 years who have experienced domestic abuse can access up to 8 free counselling sessions with a specially trained Children and Young people's counsellor. Afterschool sessions are available in order to facilitate children being able to attend the sessions and counselling sessions are confidential. 

  COUNSELLING

We provide 1-2-1 emotional support sessions with one of our Specialist Complex Needs Children and Young People's Support Workers for children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse. We can provide up to 6 sessions for children aged between 5 and 18 years, who have lived experience of domestic abuse or who have been in their own abusive relationship.  

 

We provide support around:

  • Domestic abuse

  • Emotional wellbeing 

  • Healthy relationships

  • Family

  • Worries 

  • Safety planning 

  One-to-One Support 

Speak Out Speak Now© (SOSN) is a short programme for young people aged over 14 years that aims to provide awareness and understanding of domestic abuse and healthy relationships. 

TDAS can provide: 

  • 1 hour workshops 

  • Short programmes (4-6 weeks)

  • Workshops in and out of school hours 

The programme increases awareness around:

  • Domestic abuse: tactics and effects 

  • Digital dating and sexting 

  • Forced marriage

  • Honour based violence 

  • FGM

  • Healthy relationships 

  SPEAK OUT SPEAK NOW©

NEW PREVENTION & EARLIER IDENTIFICATION PROGRAMME FOR

TRAFFORD SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Working with Trafford Council and Mad Theatre Company, TDAS are now offering a brand new service to Trafford Secondary schools; Supporting Young People to have Health Relationships.

 

The Programme consists of:

Education and training to teaching staff and other staff working with young people to enable:

  • The identification of unhealthy relationships

  • The appropriate response and recording of disclosures of domestic abuse

  • The adoption of an early help approach through referrals to appropriate services

 

A drama based intervention to year 9 – 11 pupils that explores healthy relationships.

For further information on this new service, please contact our CYP Coordinator