Services for children & young people

Providing opportunities to explore the impact of domestic abuse and support recovery.

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Children and Young People (CYP) Outreach

"My daughter has really embraced attending the Working Together group work programme. I have seen such a difference in her from receiving one-to-one support as well as the group and would like to thank the organisation for all the support my family has received."

The Children and Young Person’s (CYP) service offers dedicated support to children and young people who have experienced or been affected by domestic abuse. They support children and young people from 0-18 years old, both girls and boys.

The main aim is to support their emotional and physical wellbeing and to ensure they have access to the relevant services they need to support their development into healthy resilient people. Support is available to CYP living in refuge accommodation or in the community. This includes CYP engaged with MARAC.

Follow-on support is also provided to any children and young people leaving refuge who wish to have continued support after being re-housed.

This support allows children and young people to explore and resolve any issues they have in relation to their experience of domestic abuse in a safe and confidential environment, meeting with a support worker on a one-to-one basis.

Where appropriate children and young people can also access group work developed and run by experienced CYP Support Workers.

Children and young people can self-refer or be referred by their mothers, staff from education, social work, health, police, MARAC, or other voluntary agencies.

To make a referral please call us on our Freephone number 0808 802 5555 or complete the attached referral form and send to [email protected].

CYP Referral Form

Family Support

“I now have boundaries and routines and this has made a difference – before the children used to run riot”

The Family Support Service supports women and children who have experienced domestic abuse to improve relationships and communication. The aim of the support is to build confidence and resilience and promote a nurturing environment.

The service is provided for families living in refuge and in the community.

Some mothers who have experienced domestic abuse struggle with feelings of guilt and have poor self-esteem. They may lack confidence in their parenting skills and find it difficult to set and maintain boundaries for their children. The family support worker helps mothers to develop their parenting skills and create a family-life structure where children can thrive and enjoy their childhood.

Visits usually take place weekly, although can be increased or decreased depending on the needs of each family.

To make a referral, please call us on our Freephone number 0808 802 5555 or complete the attached referral form and send to [email protected]

Family Support Form

CYP MARAC

"My worker taught me about being safe"

MARAC stand for Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference.

Our MARAC team has two dedicated Children and Young People (CYP) Workers, who work with children and young people referred through the MARAC process. If you have been referred to MARAC, our workers will talk to you about the support available to your children. Our MARAC CYP support allows children and young people to explore and resolve issues they have in relation to their experience of domestic abuse in a safe and confidential environment.

The main aim is to support children and young people with safety planning over a 6 week period. Planning your safety involves looking at the risks you are facing, your emotional and physical needs, and equipping you to make choices that may keep you from serious harm.

Our experienced staff work with children and young people to support practical skills appropriate to age, helpful skills such as how to telephone the police and give their name and address. Weekly one-to-one safety planning sessions are carried out in an agreed safe place, such as school.

For more information about MARAC click here

CYP Counselling

"I don't worry so much any more"

The Children and Young Person’s (CYP) counselling service is available for children and young people up to the age of 18 who have been affected by domestic abuse. The aim of the service is to support children and young people to deal with and overcome the impact of domestic abuse and reduce any impact on their short or long term mental health and wellbeing.

Play therapy is used with younger children and talking therapies are more often utilised with teenagers.

The service can be available for up to 20 sessions and is offered in a range of settings across Fife, depending on the needs of the children and young people.

To make a referral please call us on our Freephone number 0808 802 5555 or complete the attached referral and send to [email protected].

CYP Counselling Service Referral Form