Trafford Children & Young People

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

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

TDAS have both one-to-one and group-based programmes that offer emotional support and education around domestic abuse and its impacts.

RSpace© and Speak Out Speak Now© are TDAS programmes written by domestic abuse specialists in consultation with children and young people. 

  One-to-One Support 

We provide one-to-one emotional support sessions for children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse.  We can provide a minimum of 8 sessions for children between 5 and 18 years, who have lived experience of domestic abuse or who have been in their own abusive relationship .

One-to-one support is available to  children and families who live, work or attend education in Trafford.

Sessions are held in school, in community venues or at the TDAS office (after school). 


We provide support around:

  • Domestic abuse

  • Emotional well-being 

  • Healthy relationships

  • Family

  • Worries 

  • Safety planning 


Speak Out Speak Now  is a 6 week programme for young people aged over 14 years that aims to provide awareness and understanding of domestic abuse and healthy relationships.  

The programme increases awareness around:

  • Domestic abuse: tactics and effects 

  • Digital dating and sexting 

  • Coercive control: in depth on emotional and psychological abuse

  • Gender stereotypes

  • Teenage relationship abuse

  • Why people stay

  • Revenge porn

  • Claire's law

  • Safety planning


Workshops are available for high schools and community groups across Trafford. Delivered by one of our Children and Young Peoples workers, 1 hour workshops around raising awareness of domestic abuse, healthy relationships, teenage relationship abuse and safety planning


We have partnered with a local theatre company to deliver a Domestic Abuse specific drama performance to year 9, 10 and 11 students in Trafford Secondary Schools.  Prior to the drama performance TDAS deliver training to school staff to support them to recognise young people at risk of domestic abuse, teenage relationship abuse and how to respond appropriately. 


If you are interesting in booking a drama and training briefing for your school or community group please complete the booking form and email to


R’SPACE© is a 7 week 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 14 years, who live or go to school in Trafford.  The groups are split in to several age categories; 5-7, 8-11 and 12-14 and explores different topics each week.


Domestic abuse can be an isolating experience for children and young people and R’SPACE © offers a safe place to explore their feelings, learn coping strategies for the future and meet other young people who have had similar experiences.


Topics covered in the programme include:

  • Feelings 

  • Family and relationships 

  • Self esteem

  • Worries

  • Hopes and wishes

  • Anger 

  • Safety planning

​R’SPACE groups are held at various locations across the borough.  You will be added to the group closest to where you live.


Our counselling service is available to children and young people who are already accessing other TDAS services.  Sessions are delivered by a trained children’s counsellor from The Counselling  and Family Centre. Children and young people can access a minimum of 8 weeks of counselling, free of charge.

Children and young people's counselling is held  after school at our offices.  You will be contacted and offered a suitable time slot.


Our team of children and family workers offer emotional, practical and resettlement support to all of our families residing in our refuge accommodation. They welcome families, provide play and family sessions, provide one-to-one support for children and deliver parenting and group programmes.


The children and young people workers help families source school and nursery places and resettle into their new community. During summer and half terms our team of workers plan lots of fun trips and activities!


Families also have the opportunity to access weekly art therapy sessions