Stonewater receive Children in Need funding for domestic violence service

Stonewater has received over £95,000 of funding from Children in Need over three years for two child support workers at both its domestic violence services in South Hampshire and Bedford.

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Around one in five children are exposed to domestic abuse, and the support, which will be delivered flexibly to suit the ages and needs of children and young people in our services, will be crucial in addressing the trauma experienced by the children that have lived with domestic violence.

Both services work predominantly with mothers in addressing their complex needs. However, the funding means that dedicated child workers will be able to uniquely support the children and young people through targeted work and specific activities. This includes building confidence and self-esteem through activities, understanding their own emotions and increasing development and educational opportunities.

Helena Doyle, Head of Supported Housing, said, “This funding will help support children in our refuges and make a huge difference to their lives. The support workers will encourage children and young people to grow in confidence and self-esteem and skills they need to develop through life.”

For more details visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/psvxkB6QDMK63pgHmP5RJF/who-you-help

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