Grampian Women’s Aid offers a free, confidential and non-judgemental, specialist service to women, children and young people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire who have experienced domestic abuse.
We offer both support for Women and Children & Young People
- Practical and emotional support
- Somewhere safe to stay
- Advice and information about rights
- Support for children and young people
We support all children and young people whether living in refuge with their mother/carer, moving out of refuge with their mother/carer or still living in their own homes/elsewhere.
Named key workers will build relationships with children and young people to cover more in-depth issues. The aim of one-to-one support is to enable the child or young person to become resilient, happy and confident, and able to learn and achieve.
Group work programmes provide fun and supportive sessions for children between 5 and 18, to address particular issues related to domestic abuse. The sessions offer time and space to socialise with peers in similar situations and create a sense of responsibility and inclusion.
We can liaise with other agencies on behalf of children and young people. By building open and honest relationships with children and young people, we can look for appropriate support to meet their needs.
We can support mothers/carers to re-establish relationships and boundaries with their children and offer opportunities for siblings to foster healthier relationships.
During the school holidays, we can continue to support children and young people with one-to-one sessions, where it is safe and appropriate to do so.
The 24 hour national Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage helpline is available on 0800 027 1234