Safer LBG is delighted to announce that BBC Children In Need have agreed to provide £84,210 to fund a Children and Young People’s Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (CYPDVA). The funds donated will cover the post and associated training costs for two years.

The CYPDVA will hold responsibility for supporting children and young people aged 5-17, who have experienced domestic abuse and young people up to 16 who are experiencing abuse in their own relationships. The CYPDVA will provide support and advocacy and identify and improve referral pathways for those experiencing domestic violence and abuse to access on-going support. As well as undertaking development work to help set up a new service, they will also manage a caseload and when the role is more developed, may be asked to assist with group-work and peer support for young people experiencing domestic abuse in their own relationships.