Our services CandYP support for families Our CandYP programme supports families affected by domestic abuse When joining our CandYP (Children and Young People) programme, children and young people and their parent or carer will receive support from a trained practitioner to talk about difficult memories and the things they’ve been through together. "I have learnt that you can talk about the past by doing fun and interesting things." Our CandYP programme is based on doctoral research by Dr Jean Kidner and is now the foremost therapeutic programme used in Sheffield to support relationship building between child and parent after domestic abuse. How our CandYP programme can help Our practitioner will help make it easier for your family to talk to each other and share your thoughts and experiences. The programme helps with feelings and emotions and feeling safe. Sometimes, the practitioner will help you make a book together which is a chance to tell your story in your own words and to share experiences. Through the CandYP programme, we aim to help you enjoy spending time together and help you look forward to the future. How long does the programme last? Every family is different, but we normally hold 6 sessions which can each last for up to an hour. What if we 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 you to talk about anything you’re not ready for. It is up to you when you are ready to talk. We can focus on whatever you feel is important or useful. Sometimes, we might do just a couple of sessions together, but then give you help to get support from elsewhere if you would like. We will always give you a choice to attend the sessions and you can stop at any time by letting us know. How and where will the sessions take place? Sessions usually take place within school (if the family is happy for that to happen) or we can arrange to visit the family home. Our practitioner will discuss the different options with you. We will also need to find out the school’s policies around visitors and any Covid regulations. "I did CandYP and really enjoyed making the worry dolls and worry bag." Who can access this service? This service is for children and young people aged 5-18 years living in Sheffield, together with their safe parent/carer. In order for CandYP to be the most effective: Both the parent/carer and child must be willing and able to take part in the sessions, and in a position of stability. It should have been at least six months since the abusive relationship ended, and there must be no current court proceedings. The parent/carer should have processed their own experiences and feel emotionally strong enough to support their child through the CandYP process. Anyone can make a referral for CandYP support, including self-referrals from parents or carers. 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.