Our services Bespoke 1-1 support Bespoke 1-1 support for children and young people affected by domestic abuse Our trained practitioners support every child and young person as an individual and address their specific needs, devising bespoke sessions and activities. “My Haven practitioner really listened to me.” How our bespoke support can help Working individually with a child or young person, we help them to manage difficult feelings and emotions. By building trust, we help them feel able to open up about what they’ve been through. We can also work on coping strategies, helping the child or young person to identify how to feel safe and understand healthy relationships. Sessions are engaging and will include activities around craft, drawing or movement. Families are allocated a practitioner who will speak with the parent or carer before sessions take place to give the opportunity for any concerns to be raised about the child or young person’s emotions and behaviour. How long does the support last? We aim to hold between 6 and 10 sessions with each young person. What if they don’t feel ready to talk? All our work is guided by the children and young people we work with, and we will never ask them to talk about anything they are not ready for. It’s up to them when they are ready to talk. Sometimes, we might do just a couple of sessions together and then help the family get support from elsewhere if they wish. We always give you a choice to attend the sessions and you can stop at any time by letting us know. This is your decision. How and where will the sessions take place? Sessions take place weekly and last for around an hour. They are often held in school, but can also be done in the family home, a community setting, or online. Our practitioner will talk to each family to ensure the young person feels comfortable and safe in their sessions. "My favourite things about sessions with Haven is we get to play fun games and talk." Who can access this service? Our bespoke 1-1 support is currently delivered through Haven's Young People's Therapeutic Domestic Abuse Service, funded by Sheffield City Council. Referrals for this service will be accepted from Social Care and MAST teams (through the Strengthening Families team), or for families living in safe accommodation. Specific details of the support offered are as follows: 1. Strengthening Families and Early Help bespoke 1-1 support For children aged 3 to 19 years living in Sheffield. Referrals for bespoke 1-1 support can be made by social workers or MAST workers following a consultation with the Sheffield City Council Strengthening Families team. 2. Safe Accommodation bespoke 1-1 support For children aged 3 to 19 years living in Sheffield. The family should be living in a Women's Aid refuge, Safe Zones property (IDAS), or Sheffield City Council dispersed temporary accommodation. Alternatively, the property the family currently lives in should have had sanctuary measures (target hardening) fitted. For example, alarms, window locks, or other security measures. Referrals to Safe Accommodation bespoke 1-1 support can be made by anyone, including self-referrals. How to apply for support For more information about our programmes and eligibility criteria please contact our office on Telephone: 0114 213 0590 Email: [email protected] For referrals, please complete the appropriate form from the list below: Referral form for parents and carers to use Referral form for professionals to use Referral form for the Strengthening Families Pathway If you are referring on behalf of someone else you MUST have prior consent from them before submitting.