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.