Gender Neutral Domestic Abuse Support
Phoenix Against Domestic Abuse (PADA)
Our volunteers are the co-founders of the group and survivors of domestic abuse themselves. It may be that parents are wanting to build confidence and self-esteem, need parenting strategies and support or a place to discuss issues with peers in a similar situation.
The Phoenix Support group have guest speakers and professionals to offer further knowledge and activities that can assist this cohort. Children are welcomed to attend with their parents and resources will be on hand to provide them with a meaningful experience. We operate in and around Welwyn and Hatfield.
Helping You Spend Time With Your Children
Contact with children can be one of the most challenging and heart-breaking elements of separation. We are here to help you get quality time with your children by working with both parties and providing a full service.
We start with an initial 30-minute meeting with both parents and the children, so we can get to know everyone. We offer this in person or virtually, over Zoom for example.
Working around your schedule, we are available on weekdays, evenings, as well as weekends. To ensure you get enough quality time with your children, sessions can last up to 4 hours.
A short report is completed by us after every visit so we can track progress and display evidence, should you at any point need to. The report is shared with you.
One of our experienced family support workers will accompany you to the venue of your choice to observe the interaction between you and your child. We are not there to tell you what to do and how. We observe and offer advice and guidance only when you ask for it. We believe in a light-touch approach to enable meaningful engagement between you and your child.
Ensuring you and our family support workers are a good match is a priority for us. We take requests and ensure effective matching of staff to clients based on any particular specialisms, such as learning difficulties or disabilities, gender requests, or cultural matching.
We are stronger together. Within our community, you will not only meet people who are/were in your situation, but also gain access to advice and past experience from us, and other members.
– Meet people with similar experiences.
– Learn from and get advice and support from other members
– Access to regular zoom calls and meetups
– Access to support from us including legal support
The first step is always the hardest, but the most important.
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