Before And After Childrens Art

We are committed to being the best we can be for children and young people… because we believe they deserve the best. We recognise that most often the best way to support children and young people is to support their mothers/carers through the provision of a range of services, including refuge provision and support in the community. That being said, we also recognise the need for more focused support for children and young people and we have a range of specialist, trauma informed support services and programmes, specifically designed to meet the needs of children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse.

We aim to provide a safe place for every child/young person who uses our services, a place where they can get support without stigma. We provide high quality services, including, refuge, one to one support, group work and fun social activities to support them, help them to explore their feelings when they are ready and have fun in a safe environment.

We want their experience of Women’s Aid NI to be positive, supportive and one they will remember positively for the rest of their lives.

What they say they like about Women’s Aid

Seeing the staff and spending time with them.

Doing crafts and making things.

Talking about things and having fun.

Talking to our friends, laughing with our friends, playing with our friends.

The people (both the young people that attend and the staff).

The food - pancakes with nutella! Snacks and hot chocolate.

Everyone listens, no one talks over one another, and everyone gets their word.

Being understood and feeling welcomed.

Our Vision

A society where all children and young people are safe, supported and surrounded by social guardians who will listen to them, build their confidence and encourage them to be the best they can be.

Our Values


Provide children & young people with support & guidance, tailored to their age and individual needs


Protect children & young people from harm


Listen and believe what children & young people say


Accept children & young people as they are


Involve children & young people, where possible, in decisions which impact on their lives


Nurture positive family & social relationships


Promote children & young people’s rights as paramount


Encourage children & young people to have fun


Respond to children & young people equally, as individuals & independent of their parents


Create an environment that promotes emotional warmth, stimulation & enables children & young people to thrive


Strive to promote best practice


Build resilience to reduce risk and increase safety

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