• Abuse & trauma
  • Children & young people

Last updated:

Add to My Toolkit

Haven is a local organisation who support children affected by domestic abuse. They provide children and young people with support and care through the provision of services and education.

Consent must be obtained from the child’s parent or other significant adult before referring into their services.

Services available include:

Children and Young People (CandYP) Support Group

Haven provides one-to-one therapeutic sessions facilitated by trained workers. They allow children (5 -16) and their  significant adults communicate together about abuse that has happened in their lives. This service can be accessed for 6 months after leaving an abusive relationship.

Families can be referred by professional supporters, or they can self refer using the form on their website.

Bouncing Back Group

This group takes place over 8 weeks. It aims to support children aged 11-16 to understand more about abuse and to share their feelings and experiences with others who have been in similar circumstances.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a group for children aged 6-11 years to help them come to terms with events that have taken place in the family.

Through this group, children are enabled and empowered to name and express their feelings, manage angry feelings and worries, and help them feel confident about keeping safe.


Haven have developed a range of bespoke training, support packages and group programmes to help anyone working with children, young people and their wider families. They also provide packages for individuals.

You can phone them to speak to them informally, or you can make a formal referral (forms are available on the website).

Covid update 29/11/21: Most services continue under covid-safe conditions but may be experiencing changes to how or when they deliver their service. Contact Haven directly for the latest information.

Back to top