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Tackling domestic abuse

6 May 2020

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Sadly, many of the young women we work with are in or have been in abusive relationships. Many of the young men we work with have abused their partners – either physically or emotionally - and many of the young people we work with have grown up in homes where domestic abuse takes place.

This is a vicious reoccurring cycle that has a huge impact on the safety, wellbeing and life chances of the women we work with and their children. It brutalises young men, makes them struggle to form loving and respectful relationships and can often lead to criminal charges. It also leads to children ending up in the care system.

As an organisation we are committed to tackling domestic abuse and we strongly believe in a partnership approach. We are actively building links with a range of local services, that can add value to our support by sharing their expertise and skills, these might include:

  • Emergency housing
  • Mental health and wellbeing support
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Benefits and advice
  • Behavioural change
  • Gender roles
  • BAME issues
  • Anger management
  • Parenting support
  • Legal support
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Our experience shows us that often young people’s progress is not a straight linear progression and they will often “yoyo” in and out of support, taking two steps forward and one step back. Our workers are often key in providing the key support to these young people through this journey. Our joined up approach means we can offer ongoing support whilst seeking specific interventions. As Kieran Breen our CEO states

We also know that change is possible and that all the young people we work with have the ability to develop the soft and hard skills that will enable them to form and enjoy healthy, loving relationships.

Kieran Breen, CEO Leicestershire Cares

If you are interested in getting involved in this work please contact: kieran@leicestershirecares.co.uk

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