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Growing Futures


What is Growing Futures? 

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.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 has now been embed into practice.

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.

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 our Early Help team on 01302 734110 

Our Domestic Abuse Navigators: 

  • Offer new and tailored therapies to help children recover from the emotional trauma and avoid repeating patterns of abuse in the future.
  • Help parents to 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.


How the Domestic Abuse Navigators work families - Emily's story


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


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