A Women’s Aid resource for women experiencing domestic abuse. This guide provides general information and safety planning, finding help, legal rights, helping children, managing your health and much more.
You can access the guide by clicking view pdf
a Government guide to Adolescent to Parent abuse for professionals, created by the Home Office. It is quite comprehensive in it’s guidance in terms of responses by Healthcare, Education, Social Care, Housing, Police, and Youth Justice. However, useful for others in terms of understanding what APA is and what responses should be.
A fantastic guide created in partnership with the Home Office and the charity Women’s Aid; it provides information on what teenage relationship abuse is, warning signs, how it impacts, and how the school can respond – plus lots more. The Home Office have now archived this resources with the end of the ‘this is abuse’ campaign. However, the advice and information are still relevant until further guidance is published.
A fantastic guide created by the National Autism Society. This guide has been developed to assist those responsible for the protection and safeguarding of children and young people with autism. This guide aims to complement existing policies and procedures and will provide specific information and guidance in relation to children and young people with autism.
A new discussion guide released by the Home Office as part of the 2016 Teenage Relationship Abuse campaign – disrespect nobody. This guide is similar to the original This is Abuse discussion guide (still available to download on ACTONIT), however a much clearer design concepts and delves further into discussions about preparing classes (e.g. consider gender, age, maturity).
“The new campaign was developed and informed by research with young people which showed that using puppets makes serious content easier to engage with.” – Home Office. ACT ON IT had similar responses in the trials of Real Love Rocks compared to My Dangerous Loverboy and the creation of this site (as you’ll see from the imagery). Young people want information, not to be frightened.
A wonderful resource for parents (U.S origins) who are concerned about their child’s relationship and want tips about how to talk to them about it. This handbook helps parents talk with their teenage sons and daughters about the violence that can occur within a relationship and the confusion and pain it causes.
The questions in this handbook provide a framework for one, two or ten conversations and can offer important information and insights into dating abuse. These talks can spark a discussion about preventing abuse and give you a chance to share your beliefs about healthy, non-violent relationships, and more importantly, these questions can lead to a conversation about what is happening in your teen’s relationships and how you can help.
This policy and practice guidance sets out how the needs of children and young people in Cheshire East will be identified and assessed, and the range of services open to them to assist them in feeling and being safe, secure and able to thrive.
The ‘EXPECT RESPECT’ website has a downloadable leaflet which contains information on:
- How you can help a friend or family member, if you think they are being abused.
- What a healthy relationship looks like.
- What some of the different types of abuse are, and how you may recognise them.
There is also a page of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’, and a page containing the details of other agencies that can offer information and support.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) have set up the ‘Children and Young People’s Out of Hours Advice Line’ to provide access to a mental health service for children and young people, their families and concerned professionals outside of the usual hours.
Christmas should be a time full of merriment and fun, and for most of us, it is. However, it is also a holiday that can be fraught with danger and an increased risk of crime. From Christmas parties to working alone, there are many areas of your life where you need to know how to keep safe.
We understand it can be hard to know what to do when someone you care about is going through a rough patch. The Anna Freud National Centre have put together some tips and advice, by clicking here you can take a look.
By taking care of yourself first you will be more confident to help others and make safer choices in your own relationships, as well as recognising when a relationship does not feel right or you are feeling unsafe.
Waiting for your referral to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) can feel like a slow process. Where can you find support while you wait?
During these challenging times it is important that we all try to look after our own health and well being. Action for Happiness has produced a Coping Calendar, with 30 actions to help us look after ourselves and each other.
A MyCWA resource
This book has been designed by and for people who have
been in or are still in unhealthy or abusive relationships and
need some ideas about how to take better care of themselves.
It is your book to read, write and draw on and to use to
support you in finding ways to achieve better health.
If you’re in an abusive relationship, there are several things you can do to take better care of yourself. We’ve put together this booklet with help from members of our My CWA family – domestic abuse survivors who have tried and tested these suggestions for themselves and can confirm that they do, indeed, help. You can download the booklet here:
There is a lot for your child to think about when your child leaves home for the first time – from feeding themselves and managing their money to getting to know a new town and making friends. We understand that, while this can be a difficult time for you, you’ll want to help as much as possible to get them ready for life away from home
The booklet is for children and young people who want to think about what relationships mean to them.
It addresses issues such as…
• What are relationships?
• The relationship spectrum – from healthy to abusive
• Are all disagreements unhealthy?
• How people treat me
• Forming healthy relationships
• Dealing with unhealthy relationships
• Dealing with parents or caregivers who disagree
• What to do when parents or caregivers are having a disagreement
• Talking to your parents or caregivers about their disagreement
• Links to extra help & support
Everyone deserves healthy, safe and supportive
relationships. If a relationship is harmful to you, it’s
really important that you know it’s not your fault.
Think of ways to keep yourself safe – whether you end
the relationship or not. You can’t control your partner’s
abusive behaviour, but you can take action to keep
yourself as safe as possible.
A safety plan can help you stay safe and help provide
direction when potentially harmful situations arise. You
might want to share your safety plan with someone you
trust. But you don’t have to.
Our dark sides to dating booklet helps children and young people to understand what healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships look like.
Take a look at our others in the series
Safety and Me and Healthy Relationships and Keeping happy At home.
A relationship is an emotional connection between you and other
There are many different types of relationships, which can be
healthy or unhealthy.
You might have relationships with your…
Mums, dads, grandmas, granddads, aunts, uncles,
sisters and brothers
Others your age, peers at school
Boyfriends, girlfriends, lovers, husbands, wives
We can tell whether or not our relationships are healthy or unhealthy
by their characteristics.
Healthy relationships involve respect, trust and consideration for
Unhealthy relationships involve things like mistreatment, disrespect,
intense jealousy, controlling behaviour and/or physical violence.
Abuse can happen in all different types of relationships.