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    We offer support for children and young people of all ages and backgrounds. No matter what they’re going through, we can help to address, overcome or end abusive behaviour and help them define their future without abuse.

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How we help

We offer support for children and young people in our refuges and also in the wider community.

One to one support
We support children and young people aged 5-19 in Newcastle-under-Lyme. We provide one to one specialist sessions in schools, colleges and academies where they can discuss their thoughts, feelings and experiences. One to one support is tailored around the needs of the young person and includes safety planning, healthy and unhealthy relationships and feelings and behaviours.

Young persons violence advisor (YPVA)
Our YPVA’s are specialist qualified professionals who support young people who are at high risk from domestic abuse either through their family situation or in their own abusive relationship. The service is for people aged 5-19 in Newcastle-under-Lyme. YPVAs work in partnership with other agencies to safeguard children and young people by attending court to support young witnesses, attending and reporting to MARAC and contributing to the development of child protection plans.

Rise – delivered in our refuges 
Rise is a 7 week programme delivered in refuges to children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse. The programme gives them the opportunity to talk about the abuse they have experienced and how it made them feel. It builds social networks and together children and young people begin to recognise that they are not alone.

Whatever their story, we’ll find support that’s right for them.

Help if you’re experiencing abusive behaviour

If you’re currently experiencing abusive behaviour in your relationship, we can support you.

Help if you’re responsible for abusive behaviour

If you think you may be responsible for abusive behaviour in your relationship, we can support you.

How do I know if it’s abuse?

Most of the time, if it doesn’t feel right it probably isn’t right.

We always recommend you getting in touch with our team if think you, or someone you know, are experiencing an abusive relationship. Follow the link below for more information on some of the most common the warning signs.

  • How we've made a difference

    “I’m a Young Person’s Violence Advisor, and work to ensure that children and young people who are experiencing abuse have a voice and are not hidden. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to support those in need, and am able to do so through Glow funding my professional qualification.”

    “Partnership working is crucial, and working with schools, colleges and other organisations to make sure they are receiving ongoing support is essential!”

    “I support young people in abusive relationships, by identifying their priority needs and the best way we can help them to stay safe while in the relationship. We focus on helping young people to recognise healthy and unhealthy behaviour.”

    “Recently, I worked with 14-year old Stacey who had experienced high level physical and sexual abuse from her partner and was isolated from friends and family.”

    Thanks to Ruth’s support, Stacey:

    • Is better able to understand healthy and unhealthy relationships
    • Now understands that she has a right to be protected from abuse and that she is not responsible for the way other people behave
    • Liked the sessions as they have helped her to recognise her feelings
    • Feels less isolated and able to ask for support
    • Has stated that she would like a future career in being a Young Person’s Violence Advisor

    Ruth Mason-Tooth

    Children and Young People Programme Lead – BBC Children in Need

    *Note: For confidentiality, the names of the young person we supported has been changed.

  • Louise's story

    “I have worked closely with Glow staff Cassie and Sarah for a number of years. 

    “The service is absolutely brilliant and the support utterly priceless for our young people. 

    “The staff are experienced and professional, with a wealth of knowledge about healthy and unhealthy relationships and working with young people to recognise the signs, and work to empower young people to use strategies to manage their individual situation.

    “The liaising with multi agencies is timely and accurate, meaning that we all work towards the same end goal at the earliest opportunity. The impact on our students is measurable and visible, and the support is tailored for each individual as opposed to a one size fits all approach.

    “Having Glow involved in supporting our students has been a total success story for our young people.”

If you, or a child you know is experiencing an abusive relationship, don’t wait to get in touch. Our team are here to help.

More About Glow

We’re specialists in providing support for anyone who is affected by relationship abuse working throughout Staffordshire and its surrounding areas to end relationship abuse for good and help everyone know how to give and receive love in a safe and healthy way.

Our promises to you

  • We’re always by your side

    If you feel trapped and isolated by abusive behaviour, know that you don’t have to go through this alone. We’ll be here to support and walk alongside you when you need someone to be there. That’s a promise.
  • We’re open to everyone

    Anyone can be affected by relationship abuse. That’s why we work with people from all walks of life, all genders and all ages. If we don’t have a programme that’s right for you, we’ll point you in the right direction to ensure you’re taken care of.
  • We’ll respect your choices

    Everyone is different and so is their story. We’ll listen to what you want, and we won’t judge or force you into something that you don’t feel is right for you. No matter what you choose, we’ll make our support work for you.
  • We’ll value your safety

    We understand that reaching for support isn’t easy. Our expertise and experience means we really do understand how important confidentiality and flexibility is for your safety. We’ll work with you to find a plan that prioritises that.

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