With the secured funds from the grant, NIDAS will continue to support children and young people within our local community to:
Understand their feelings and emotions
Learn how to keep themselves safe
Learn about kind and unkind behaviours
Build confidence and resilience
Understand domestic violence and abuse
Understand what a healthy relationship should look and feel like
Develop positive coping strategies
Develop their communication skills
‘’ The Children In Need funding couldn’t have come at a more critical point. Since the pandemic we have seen an increase in demand for our services especially for children and young people. This funding will allow us to continue supporting children and young people in a therapeutic way to enable them to go to lead safe and fulfilling lives. ‘’
With the secured funds from the grant, NIDAS will continue to offer practical and emotional support to help women and families affected by domestic abuse. This means we can support women and families within our local community to feel safer, more confident and will have a better understanding of healthy relationships helping them to build a positive family home. The project will consist of:
Crisis intervention – initial assessment to identify risk & tailored support plan
Recovery – offering 1:1 support to manage safety and provide awareness raising
Long term prevention – family intervention to rebuild resilience and positive coping strategies
We currently have 3 exciting positions available at NIDAS. We pride ourselves on our person centred approach and we are continually striving to improve, develop and create services to improve the lives of families affected by domestic abuse.
This month we have welcomed Kelly R in her new role as a Children & Young Persons Worker.
'' I have a passionate drive and commitment to making a difference in the lives of our children and young people by offering 1;1 support, provide safety planning advice, fun activities and information to children and young people aged 5 -25 who are or have been affected by domestic abuse within the family or their own intimate relationships.''
After months of campaigning from across the #VAWG sector, the Non Fatal Strangulation offence became law earlier this month. So here at NIDAS we thought was important we were updated on this offence so recently completed some training so we are will able to respond to survivors appropriately.
Staff completed a safeguarding refresher course delivered by Nottinghamshire Children's Safeguarding Board. This included updates about any changes to safeguarding procedures to ensure we can respond appropriately to any concerns identified when completing support with our clients.
Our family team have continued to build links with local agencies to promote the services we offer and discussed how we can work together to ensure survivors are able to access our service. This month, one of our Domestic Abuse Outreach Workers met with Notts Victim Care and Rebuilding Lives UK.
Stay tuned for a update from our family team which will be coming early next month.
100 Miles in June
Louise, one of our supporters, is doing the 100 mile challenge in June to raise funds for NIDAS. You can help us by donating to the JustGiving website. Donate through JustGiving
Alternatively, why not choose to participate in a challenge similar to this next month? Not sure where to start.. we are here to help > Click here