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  • PRESS RELEASE

    For immediate release 20.08.14

    Welsh Women's Aid welcomes consultation on criminalising coercive control

     

     

  • New Young People (14-25yrs) Pack Launched

    Children Matter are very proud to announce the completion of the young People (14-25yrs) Pack.  The pack has been a collaboration between young people, our members and other specialist organisations.  It covers many of the recent emerging trends and issues that concern young people in their relationships. It is aimed at preventing abuse and repeat victimisation, as well as responding to recent changes in the definition of abuse to include young people  aged 16- 25yrs and recognising that young people aged between16-17yrs  can be referred to MARAC.   The  pack deals with issues such as:  Sexting, Consent and understanding what constitutes rape; pornography and gender stereotyping.  The pack contains a range of exercises, lesson plans and methods which will assist with informing and empowering young people to identify abuse and challenge  attitudes  The Packs are priced at £280 for non-members and £200 for members.   For groups requiring bilingual packs, there will be a charge of £360 per pair of English and Welsh packs.  For those groups who assisted piloting, the programme there is also a 20% discount available on first purchase.  Children Matter are now looking for groups who would be interested in piloting the 11-13yr Programme.  If you are interested please contact your regional CM Coordinator for more details and information on how to apply.

     

    STAR Programmes are developed by WWA Children Matter Project are Welsh Government funded.  Funding to deliver the programmes is made available through the CM project.

    STAR Programmes

     

    • The Programmes include training to deliver by experienced Children Matter Regional Coordinators
    • Ongoing Regional support and advice
    • Monthly Regional Children and Young People meetings
    • Outcomes (RBA) regional and national data which is also provided on a quarterly basis to Welsh Government.
  • Reaction to BBC’s ‘Murdered By My Boyfriend’

    Welsh Women’s Aid (WWA) would like to praise the recent BBC Three drama ‘Murdered By My Boyfriend’, a retelling of the true story of a young British women suffering years of domestic abuse who is eventually murdered by her partner in front of their young daughter.

     

  • Welsh Women's Aid support Supreme Court bid to hold police accountable for fatal failures in assisting domestic violence victims

    This week the Supreme Court hears a landmark appeal about domestic violence, fatal violence against women and police accountability.  The Supreme Court has granted permission to Welsh Women's Aid (WWA) to intervene in the case. 

     

  • Minister for Housing and North Wales PCC visit North Wales refuge

    On June 5th, Carl Seargant AM (Minister for Housing) and Winston Roddick (North Wales PCC) visited the first self contained refuge in North Wales. 

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Children and Young People

 

Action for Children

Bursting The Bubble - Information and Support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse

CAFCASS Cymru - CAFCASS looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings

Child Bereavement Trust

Childhood Bereavement Network - This is a national, multi professional federation of organisations and individuals working with bereaved Children and Young People.

Childline - Support for children and young people, 0800 11 11

Children & Young People's Partnership for Health 

Children First - Supports parents and children on Child Abuse, deals with Domestic Violence and Child Sexual Assault Issues, provides support through recovery of absue.

Children in Need 

Children's Commissioner for Wales - Providing useful information, a discussion forum, advice & support to Children & Young People in Wales

Children's Legal Centre - Law and policy affecting children and young people

CLIC Sargent 

CRUSE Beareavement Care 

Every Child Matters - Government run website giving information on News, Events, Publications for people dealing with children in a number of different settings.

Eye to Eye Youth Counselling Service - Offers face to face counselling for young people 11-25 on any issue, including for those suffering any form of abuse. Call 01443 204 551 (Mon-Thurs 9am-3.30pm, Fri 9am-2pm)

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Home Start - Helping families with young children

Kidscape - Preventing bullying and child abuse

Make A Wish Foundation 

Marie Curie Cancer Care - Children & Young People's Support Service - Marie Curie Cancer Care offers information and support to families experiencing illness or loss. Child Bereavement Care is provided through 10 hospices in the UK, where they have Children and Young People's Counsellors to work with families who have children.

Monmouthshire Youth Services - Offers 1-to-1 support and group activities for Children & Young People (11-25).

National Childrens Bureau 

NCH - National Children's Home

NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children aims to prevent all forms of child abuse. Offers free 24 hour Child Protection Helpline, advice, information and counselling. A bilingual Welsh helpline and an Asian helpline in 5 Asian languages is available (020 7825 27852)

Children In Wales - Umbrella organisation for children's groups in Wales

Refuge - Refuge's network of safe houses provides emergency accommodation for women when they are most in need.

Road For You - This is a website designed for young people by young people. It aims to let young people find their own road to deal with their loss.

The Hideout - National website for children and young people to inform about domestic violence, and help them identify whether it is happening in their home. Also provides indirect and informal support to children and young people living with domestic violence or to those who may want to help a friend, and to signpost additional help and direct support..

The Sand Rose Project - This project provides one or two week breaks, as well as shorter breaks, for bereaved families. It doesnt offer therapy or counselling programmes but breaks are offered free of charge to families experiencing loss, with a particular emphasis on young families.

The Site - Provides factsheets and articles on all the key issues facing young people including: sex and relationships; drinking and drugs; work and study; housing, legal and finances; and health and wellbeing.

Tros Gynnal - Tros Gynnal was set up to continue the children's rights work of The Children's Society when it withdrew from Wales in July 2002.

UNICEF - The United Nations Children's Fund

Winston's Wish - Winston's Wish has a helpline offering suppport, information and guidance to all those caring for Children and Young People who have been bereaved. the website offers up to date information, resources and advice and also has a facility to send questions via email.

Young Minds - A national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people.

Self Harm

Youth Advocacy Service - Information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children and young people