We have a dedicated, specialist team who support children and young people who have been exposed to abuse.
At South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Service, we have a dedicated, specialist team who support children and young people who have been exposed to abuse. This is a holistic approach that complements the support our team gives to you as an adult survivor.
Witnessing or being exposed to domestic abuse as a child or young person can be harmful and distressing. It may have serious implications for their mental wellbeing, impacting how they feel, think and behave.
Our team provide your children with a safe, confidential and non-judgmental platform to express their feelings and worries.
Through one to one sessions in a safe space, we help them to build confidence and self-esteem and break the cycle of abuse in their young lives. We support them to understand that their experiences are not their fault and that healthy, loving relationships are possible.
We offer group sessions and trips during the school holidays which aim to empower young people through information, positive role modelling and boundaries, to equip them with the ability to make safe, informed decisions, manage anxiety, fears and confused emotions.
We work closely with local schools to support young people who have been abused and promote healthy relationships through our prevention work.
“The impact the support from your Children’s team have had on two of our students has been amazing, with life changing results”
– Headteacher of local school
*Radford et al (2011) Child abuse and neglect in the UK today. London: NSPCC