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Trafford Children & Young People

children in playroom listenng to worker sat in a circle
young people listening intently to support worker

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. 


TDAS provide one-to-one emotional support sessions for children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse. Their trauma-informed support workers can provide a minimum of 6 sessions for children and young people, aged 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:

  • What is Domestic Abuse

  • What are healthy and unhealthy relationships

  • Identifying and recognising emotions

  • Developing coping strategies for anger, worry and sadness.

  • Completing safety planning

  • Identifying support networks around the child

  • Exploring self-esteem and self confidence

  • How DA can impact family relationships


Changes within families, such as a new home, divorce, or parental separation


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


Healthy Relationships workshops are available for high schools and community groups across Trafford. Delivered by our Children and Young Peoples support workers, our 1-hour workshop raises awareness of domestic abuse, healthy relationships, teenage relationship abuse and safety planning. Equipping all with the knowledge and skills to advise, support, and protect themselves and others


Our family support offer, focuses on helping children and parents/carers, move forward together after the impact of domestic abuse. Our dedicated Family support worker will provide a combination of one-to-one and family sessions, for both the protective parent/carer and children. Family sessions include bonding activities within the family home.


Speak Out Speak Now© is an educational 6 week programme for young people aged over 14 years that aims to provide awareness and in-depth 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


RSpace© is a therapeutic 6 week group support programme for children and young people aged between 5 and 14 years, who live or go to school in Trafford and have lived through domestic abuse.


The groups are delivered regularly throughout the year, and across various venue’s within the Trafford borough. Each week covers a different topic in creative and engaging ways.

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.


We have partnered with a local theatre company to deliver a 3-part educational offer, available to all secondary schools in Trafford.

We offer whole school teaching training around identifying the warning signs of domestic abuse and teenage relationship abuse. We equip staff with skills and resources to respond appropriately to any disclosures. A local theatre company deliver a Domestic Abuse specific drama performance, to pupils aged 14 upwards. Pupils can also receive an educational workshop allowing them to explore relationship abuse further and how they can access support for themselves, family members, or friends.

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


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