Children’s parcel

Letting children be children again

Woman holding a young child

£25

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Witnessing or experiencing domestic violence can be extremely traumatic for some children. Children may feel responsible for what is going on and could find their experiences hard to talk about. It can take time for children to speak out; and it takes time for them to understand that they are not to blame for the violence.

Our child support staff help children to rebuild their lives. Thanks to this specialist support, children can start to overcome their experiences of living with domestic violence.

Our children’s parcel includes:

  • Arts and crafts, story-telling, singing and cooking resources
  • Stationery suppliers and help with homework if they are at school
  • Group and one to one sessions with a specialist child support worker
  • Emotional support to help overcome their experiences
  • Awareness raising in schools and colleges to help protect children at risk of other forms of violence, such as sexual exploitation and female genital mutilation

“My daddy was biting my mummy and she was choking and she was nearly dead. I was screaming myself to death.” Ben*, refuge resident

*Names have been changed to protect the women and children that we support.