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What can Women's Aid Orkney do to help Children and Young People?



Even though we are called Women's Aid we recognise that children and young people, both girls and boys, can also experience the effects of domestic abuse.  Providing children and young people with support is a very important part of our work.





The effects of domestic abuse can cause enough stress and upset on it's own but children and young people have their own pressures e.g growing up, friends, exams, relationships, school and many other situations and because of what is going on you have no one to share your concerns or problems with. 


Our children and young people's workers are here to listen and help any girls and boys who are affected by domestic abuse by:
not taking sides                          believing in you                                   listening
                    helping you understand your feelings
giving support                                        helping with school work
finding out aboutout-of-school activities (even going with you to see if you like them)
organising outings with other young people in similiar situations e.g bowling, swimming, going to the cinema 
                                         helping you build your self-esteem                                                  






If you are a young person affected by domestic abuse and want to talk or receive more information, please contact one of our children and young person's workers on :
      or call Women's Aid Orkney on 01856 877900