Stockport Council secures funding to support children affected by domestic abuse

Stockport Council’s Safeguarding service along with multi-agency partners has secured funding from the Home Office’s Children Affected by Domestic Abuse fund.

The £8m fund is aimed at supporting children who have experienced domestic abuse in their home. Stockport is one of just nine projects awarded this funding.

The amount secured is £565,000 and this will fund four project to support Stockport children.

Stockport’s project will deliver intensive interventions for families and build toolkits to share with the wider Stockport Family workforce. It will also recruit an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor to work in maternity wards and ante-/post-natal clinics and one to work in schools with our young people. The project will also create Domestic Abuse Champions to raise awareness for all sectors and provide therapeutic interventions for children, including counselling, through youth/community groups.

Cllr Foster, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services said:

“This is an important project for people and young people in Stockport for whom sadly are affected by domestic abuse. Receiving this funding will allow us to determine ways to effectively support young people and minimise the impact of domestic abuse on their lives”

To find out more about Stockport Family, visit www.stockport.gov.uk/stockportfamily