TDAS Children and Young People Service won the UK Fast Community and Education Award for its fantastic success in supporting Children and Young people affected by Domestic Abuse. Samantha Fisher, TDAS CEO “We are so proud of the excellent work done by the TDAS Children and Young People team with support from our volunteers. We thank the judges for selecting us as the ‘Community Project of the Year’, it is a great recognition of the high quality of the support we’re offering to children and young people affected by domestic abuse.”
Our Children and Young People’s service works very hard to support those who have been affected by domestic abuse; this can be within their family or in their own relationship.
R'Space is our programme that works with children between the ages of 5 and 13 to help them after witnessing domestic abuse. This is very valuable course which supports children dealing with their feelings about what they have witnessed. The course is powerful in breaking any isolation that they may feel and giving them a safe place where they can speak about it whilst meeting other children who have had similar experiences.
Speak Out, Speak Now is a course for older teenagers, this course teaches them about healthy relationships and is successful in changing attitudes about what is healthy, unhealthy or abusive within a relationship. This helps young people to have good relationships in the future and to spot the signs of unhealthy or abusive behaviours. BBC Children in Need fund these courses, which we are very grateful for, allowing us to run them regularly gives timely support to children and young people.
We also offer one-to-one support for those children and young people who need additional help. We work with schools throughout Trafford to engage their pupils in developing a greater understanding of domestic abuse and healthy relationships.
For more information about any of our work, please contact the team firstname.lastname@example.org