The DARE2 Children and Young People’s Award Winning Service aims to work with children, young people, parents/carers and key partners to improve the emotional well-being and developmental outcomes and positive life outcomes for children and young people who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse.
This service aims to work alongside and complement existing support services. Our key partners are Education Sector, Health Services, Children’s Social Care, Legal Services, Police, CAFCASS, CAMHS, and other Voluntary Sector Organisations
By offering a range of early help, recovery and prevention services to address the impact of domestic abuse on children, young people and families, we will aim to:
• Improve children’s and young people’s emotional well-being, self-esteem, self-worth and confidence.
• Enable children and young people to make healthy and informed lifestyle choices and decisions around healthy relationships, consent, staying safe etc.
• Rebuild family relationships that have been impacted by domestic abuse (inc. parental conflict / child contact issues).
• Give children and young people a greater understanding of what is happening or what has happened to them and their family to enable them to recover and move on.
• Give parents/carers a greater understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on their child’s development and emotional well-being and equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to be able to support their child through the recovery process and improve family life.
• Improve attendance, engagement and attainment in school
• Give parents/carers the skills and knowledge they need to safeguard their child/ren as they grow up to become young adults.
• Raise awareness of the impact of domestic abuse on children, young people and families with other professionals and share good practice to enable appropriate support to be offered at the earliest opportunity.