Services for children & young people

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

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Freephone helpline for women
24h Telephone support

0808 802 5555

Freephone helpline
for Children & Young People

0808 801 0422

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24h Telephone Support for Women

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helpline for Children & Young People

Telephone Support Line and Messenger

Fife Women’s Aid provide a telephone support service and Facebook messaging for children and young people. Please ring 0808 801 0422 or send a message via Facebook Messenger on @jointhedotsfwa to talk to a support worker in confidence. The service is available between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

We are also available during the evenings and weekends for urgent calls and messages. Contact via phone is available from 6pm to 8am Monday to Friday and 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday and we will respond to Facebook Messenger between 6pm and 2am Monday to Friday and between 9am and 2am on Saturday and Sunday.

Join the Dots

"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."

Joint the dots offers support to children, young people and families who have been affected by domestic abuse. The service supports children and young people from birth to 18 years of age, both boys and girls.

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

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.

We also support mothers who have experienced domestic abuse, helping to develop confidence and parenting skills to create an environment where children can thrive and enjoy their childhood.

We also provide group support sessions online and in venues across Fife.

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

For families who need more help we can offer three or four family support visits each week. We need a social work assessment to support access to this part of the service.

To make a referral please call us on our Freephone number 0808 801 0422.

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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.

Our counselling service is affiliated to COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland).

To make a referral please call us on our Freephone number 0808 802 5555   

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