Children and young people experiencing domestic abuse can have their safety and well-being severely undermined as a result of living with domestic abuse. All children witnessing domestic abuse are being emotionally abused. Some children may be directly physically or sexually abuse by the perpetrator. Young people may also be experiencing or perpetrating abuse in their own relationships.
Our Children Matter project works to ensure the needs and experiences of children and young people impacted by domestic abuse are identified and met.
We aim to make sure that all children and young people understand domestic abuse and the help available, and that those affected by domestic abuse are identified, supported and protected, have access to high-quality specialist services in every area, and are supported to recover from the abuse to develop their full potential.
We do this by promoting education and community approaches to prevention and early intervention, challenging inequality between girls and boys, improving safety and minimising the immediate and future impact on children and young people of witnessing or experiencing violence and abuse.
Our work includes:
Children Matter and S.T.A.R Suite of Services
We provide a range of resources, training and support for professionals working with children and young people across Wales. These services include:
For more information please email us.
If you are interested in receiving more information about what Children Matter can offer or are interested in joining our mailing list for updates about forthcoming events and resources, then please email us.
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