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* Breaking the Cycle

Mission Statement

We are Breaking the Cycle. 

 

Breaking the Cycle is a specialist counselling service providing 1-1 counselling support to children and young people  aged 4 – 16 years old whose family life has been affected by domestic abuse.  This service is for children and young people who live in Newcastle and who no longer live with the abusive adult. 

 

Our counsellors are members of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, or other relevant professional bodies.  Our counsellors work in accordance with their relevant ethical framework, keeping the client at the centre of their work.   

 

We know that domestic abuse can affect children and young people in many ways and they often display signs of trauma linked to this domestic abuse. We will listen to your thoughts and feelings and we will support you to express them.

 

 

 

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* Family Support Volunteers Central

Our Vision

Location: Tyne and Wear

When times are bad, families need extra support.

We use a system of whole-family support, providing an intensive relationship and support to contribute to the wellbeing of families we work with; this can stabalise families and enable them to overcome their difficulties and live happier lives together.

If families and relationships are strengthened, children who were previously on the edge of being placed in care are able to stay at home.

We work with each member of the family with all children in the household receive care and attention, and where necessary we work with other significant members of the household if we believe this will help.

Our work helps;

  • Keep children out of care;
  • Help parents towards employment;
  • Reducing children's involvement in crime;
  • Making more confident parents;
  • Helping families to better mental health.

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