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Our Domestic Abuse Services

We provide a range of services for child affected by domestic abuse through our two programmes.

This is in response to the Domestic Abuse Bill which recognise children and young people as victims of domestic abuse in their own right.

A programme since 2021 funded by Nottingham City Council, working alongside the Crime and Drug Partnership.

A new programme for Children Affected by Domestic Abuse (CADA) funded by the Home Office, in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police Crime Commissioner.

Designed to allow children, young people and their safe families to communicate in ways that come most naturally to them, to process what they have experienced and overcome trauma.  

Read about the different types of domestic abuse services we provide below:

  • DART (Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together)
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Psychoeducation Sessions

Creative Arts Therapy

Individual therapy is being run for 1 to 1 sessions

This is a new opportunity for 3-18year olds to learn to communicate and explore experiences and strategies that can be used.

  • We offer 1 to 1 creative arts therapy sessions for children aged 3 to 18 years old affected by domestic abuse.
  • This allows time and space for children to express their own feelings, in a safe and non-judgemental space. This can help young people to make sense of their experiences and recover from trauma

DART (Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together)

  • This evidence-based NSPCC model is an opportunity for mothers and children to come together with other families who have had similar experiences.
  • Over 10 weeks, mothers and children meet to talk to each other about domestic abuse, learn to communicate and strengthen their relationship.
  • This is an opportunity to better understand each other’s experiences and develop strategies to foster healthy relationships.

Click the links below for the NSPCC leaflets

Psychoeducation

We are offering psychoeducation sessions within primary schools. These sessions are run by a trained support worker using therapeutic conversations and art making.

  • This can help children build their own understanding of domestic abuse and raise awareness of its impact within the school setting.
  • Psychoeducation helps to normalise their feelings, thoughts and behaviour. Engaging in therapeutic conversations can help develop healthy ways to communicate and manage their emotions.