We Matter Too! is a project that addresses the needs of disabled young people facing domestic abuse.
In this episode of Safeguarding Matters, Nicola talks to Safeguarding Children & Young People lead Sarah Goff about the project. Sarah talks about how the project came together, and also shares some of the key insights from the report.
We Matter Too – National Launch Event
To officially launch the We Matter Too project, we’re hosting an open event. Our event is for anyone working with young people and disabled people. It’s also aimed at anyone working in police, healthcare, and social care to support young people, disabled young people, and adults at risk – both in the statutory and voluntary sectors.
Date: 09 December 2019
Time: 10:30am – 4:30pm
There are 60 free places at this event.
We’ll also provide lunch and refreshments.
What to Expect From Your Day
This is a great opportunity to network, and to reflect on numerous challenging areas of practice. We’ll discuss the best ways to reach out to young people facing abuse and harm in relationships.
The agenda includes:
- Feedback and presentations exploring how disabled young people and adults experience domestic abuse,
- Why do disabled young people face higher risks of domestic abuse?
- The challenges of practice: How do young people understand domestic abuse? How do practitioners understand domestic abuse? Do practitioners fully understand learning disabilities and ASC?
- What role can we play in making a difference? How can we make a difference in practice?