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0800 027 1234 (24 hours)
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Dundee Women's Aid
For women, young people & children

Children & young people


If you have a concern about a child or young person that they may be experiencing domestic abuse at home or in their own relationships and you are looking for advice and guidance please do not hesitate to call the Children and Young People's Team at DWA on 01382 220803

Please read more below about the different way we provide support to children and young people. We also explain below about the work we do with families and schools.

Individual Support - My Journey through Dundee Women's Aid

We work individually with a child or young person, becoming their key worker. The key worker uses issue based resources to work through feelings, recording this in the child or young person's individual journey (Support Plan). The key worker offers a safe and consistent place to discuss/work through feelings.

The key worker collates all the supporting documentation and makes a "My Journey" book at the end of support. The book contains the child or young person's safety plan, support plan, evidence of sessions (outcomes covered) photographs, evaluations and art work. The book is then theirs to keep and look back at in times of need. It also gives their mother/care giver a chance to look through and discuss the issues that have been covered. There is a clear start, middle and end to support by using the journey. Children and Young People are very proud of their Journey books.

Group Work

We deliver age appropriate focused group programs lasting 8 weeks. The program covers the topics that are most prevalent in young people's lives in Dundee; bullying, domestic abuse, healthy relationships, friendships, conflict, equality and gender roles. During sessions the Children and Young People realise that they are not alone and are able to seek support, strength and understanding from their peers. This supports them in building strong positive relationships.

Outreach Support in Schools and the Community

Family Work

We deliver family work which highlights the effects of domestic abuse and provides a therapeutic support system for the family to recover and develop more positive relationships.

Information Sessions for parents

The CYP support workers hold information sessions for parents to cover the effects on children and young people when they have experienced domestic abuse and the effect this can have on their behaviour. Using the Solihull approach support workers will share this information in a supportive and contained way to help the mums understand why their children may be behaving in a certain way.

School Drop-in service

The CYP team provide drop-in service in high schools. At present Support Workers assist the health drop-in's but intend to start their own drop in service. This will allow Children and Young People to access support in a confidential safe space. Due to the stigma that can be associated with domestic abuse we hope this will allow more young people to seek the support and guidance they need.

Dundee Women's Aid is a registered Charity No. SC006691
and a Company limited by Guarantee SCO124795
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Useful Contacts
  • Domestic Abuse Helpline
    0800 027 1234
  • DWA Support Line
    01382 207099
  • DWA CYP Team
    01382 220803
  • DWA Text Line
    0776 368 2105
  • Dundee Social Work
    01382 433960
  • Police Scotland
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