Safer Space+, by Victim Support, is a specialist support service for children and young people affected by domestic abuse. It is open to children and young people between the ages of 5 to 18-years-old who reside or are educated within London.
Most children and young people are acutely aware of incidents of domestic abuse within the home, even if they are not in the same room where it is taking place. Research indicates that children who have lived with domestic abuse can be at increased risk of suffering ongoing emotional trauma, mental health difficulties and behavioural problems (Women’s Aid, 2009).
Safer Space+ offer early intervention to help this. A range of different services are available to support young poeple in different ways.
They offer one-to-one support, additional services, and also workshops for young people.
Safer Space+ is accessed through referrals from professionals who work with children and young people. The referral form is under 'Downloads'.
For more information you can visit Victim Support's website, or you can read the leaflet under 'Downloads'.
Last updated: 06 Apr 2021