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Growing Futures

Growing Futures was supported by £3 million from the Department for Education’s Innovation Fund, to develop this new pilot way of working, from summer 2015 to early 2017. It has been formally evaluated and agencies are now working in partnership to embed these new practices.

The Growing Futures way of working focuses on children and young people and finds new and better ways to keep them safe and help them recover.

Led by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, Growing Futures has brought experts together – from health services, the police, Doncaster Council, the voluntary sector, schools and children’s centres – to develop a ground-breaking new approach.

Doncaster Rugby League and Doncaster Rovers Belles L.F.C helped us make this moving video to raise awareness about the effects of domestic abuse on children.

Growing Futures' team of Domestic Abuse Navigators (DANs), help children and their families quickly find the support they need to stay safe and move on together – for good.

If you are working with Doncaster families needing support with domestic abuse, call the DAN's liaison line on 01302 734466 Monday to Friday between 10am and 2pm.

Growing Futures is:

  • Offering new and tailored therapies to help children recover from the emotional trauma and avoid repeating patterns of abuse in the future.
  • Helping parents rebuild their lives, grow in confidence and avoid abusive relationships.
  • Working with perpetrators to challenge their behaviour and address the long term impact it has on their lives.
  • Challenging the acceptance that domestic abuse at home is normal – it’s not.

Growing Futures was supported by £3 million from the Department for Education’s Innovation Fund, to develop this new pilot way of working, from summer 2015 to early 2017. It has been formally evaluated and agencies are now working in partnership to embed these new practices.

If you think a child is in immediate danger. Don’t delay – call the police on 999 straight away. Visit www.doncasterdomesticabuse.co.uk for local support services, for anyone of any age affected by, or worried about, domestic abuse.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better social worker.”

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