Child Support Workers
Our Child Support service provides support to you if you are a child or young person living in one of our refuges. Our specialist Child Support Workers will help you to settle into the refuge and begin to think about your feelings around the domestic abuse you have been seeing, hearing and feeling. The workers will also help you and your mum or carer learn about things like staying safe, being healthy, enjoying and achieving.
What’s on Offer?
- After school play sessions – arts, crafts and activities - time away from mums/ carers
- Younger children and baby play- learning through play for children not yet school age.
- Breakfast club- choosing healthy meals and eating together.
- Family sessions time with mum/ carer doing something together.
- Children’s house meetings- a chance to talk about things like being safe, living with other families in the refuge and helping each other.
- Help to find a new school
- Help for your mum or carer around parenting
Who is the service offered to?
Children and young people who are living in one of our refuges.
How to contact us?
Your mum or carer can talk to someone about coming into refuge by dropping in or telephoning our Advice Centre helpline. Any other worker who is doing some work with you or your family could also refer your family to refuge through the Advice Centre or another NDWA service.
West Bank House, Albion Road, Chesterfield, S40 1LL
Monday to Thursday 10:00am till 4:00pm
Helpline -0800 0198 668
Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Freephone 24 hour helpline
Agency/office line - 01246 540464
Monday to Friday 9:30am till 5:00pm