Southampton Women's Aid

Helping children exposed to domestic abuse

Help us deliver programme’s in primary schools within Southampton for children exposed to domestic violence. Our free 8 week recovery programme uses age-appropriate techniques to help young children re-build their self esteem, form emotional resilience and ultimately stay safe.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1119798)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,200

Amount raised

£2,820

Donations

29

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • “I was sad the course had to end. It was somewhere I could talk. I feel happier and I’ve made a friend”

    — Southampton child aged 7

  • “I was sad the course had to end. It was somewhere I could talk. I feel happier and I’ve made a friend”

    — Southampton child aged 7

Situation

1 in 5 children nationally are exposed to domestic violence and abuse. Over 1,000 children a year, in Southampton live with a parent who is at the highest risk of harm from domestic abuse. Living in a home where there is domestic violence and abuse can have a serious impact on a child’s behaviour, development and well-being. The impact of domestic abuse can occur even after the abuse ends and can last a very long time and it's vital we can reach these children as early as possible.

Solution

We have pioneered a programme which takes place within local schools. Called Safe. Talk. Thrive. We use various age-appropriate games and activities to give children practical tools to help work through issues, build resilience, confidence and self-esteem. A child aged 7 who recently attended one of the programmes said: “I was sad the course had to end. It was somewhere I could talk. I feel happier and I’ve made a friend