We Matter Too! is a project that addresses the needs of disabled young people facing domestic abuse.
The project was funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation as part of a series of projects looking at domestic violence.
It explored gaps in domestic abuse service provisions and awareness of practitioners working with disabled young people, as identified by SafeLives and Women’s Aid. ACT, in partnership with Anita Franklin at Coventry University, carried out work that specifically addresses the needs of young disabled people.
You can learn more about the project here.
We Matter Too – One Day Training Based on the Project
This training will explore key findings and learning from the We Matter Too project. We will consider current practice and look at development. How can we better reach out and provide services for disabled young people experiencing domestic abuse?
We hope training will allow practitioners and managers to reflect on the services they provide.
Date: Wednesday 22 April 2020
There are 30 free places at this event.
The training is aimed at all agencies working with young people. Our aim is to have a multi-disciplinary approach to developing effective partnerships between children and young people and adults’ services, domestic abuse organisations and police and criminal justice agencies. It is appropriate for front line practice and managers, and it can be adapted for strategic management.
What to Expect From Your Day
This training covers:
- Understanding of domestic abuse and the needs of young disabled people.
- Findings of this project about services, needs and the views of young disabled people.
- Bringing together thinking about domestic abuse and needs of young disabled people in transition.
- Key challenges and what works well.
- Risks, theoretical models and approaches to practice.
- Values that underlie how young people and disabled people are treated in practice.
- Reflection on outcomes and the understanding of young people about relationships, safety, choice, rights and consent.
- Examples of good practice.
- Multi-agency policy and good practice going forwards.
- Service design.