Children and Young People

The Young People's IDVA works with:
  • young people aged 13 - 19
  • young people up to age 24 with a diagnosed mental health issue, learning or physical disability 
  • ex looked after children up to age 24
who are victims of abuse in their own intimate relationships.  The YP IDVA leaflet can be downloaded on the opposite page.
The Young People's DASH Referral Form and Risk Indicator Checklist is available on the right hand side of this page.
The Children and Young Person's ISVA works with children aged 0-19 (and their families) who are victims of sexual abuse or sexual violence.  Referral can be made via
Referral forms can be downloaded at
Disrespect Nobody is the second phase of the Government's This is Abuse campaign aimed at raising awareness of teenage relationship abuse.  You can visit the site for young people at
Against Violence and Abuse (AVA) have a free Healthy Relationships Toolkit written by young people
The PSHE Association have produced discussion guides to support teachers - these can be accessed at the PSHE Association website
Break4Change is a programme designed for families where children are abusive or violent towards parents or carers. The programme consists of two groups running in parallel: one for parents/carers, and the other for young people. The programme runs for 10 weeks, one evening per week.

The programme is open to referrals from district teams, YOS, social care and other agencies where there is an identified professional to provide community support.

To make a referral contact

Letting the Future In is a service designed by the NSPCC for children aged 4 to 17 years who have been sexually abused. Letting the Future In helps children come to understand and move on from their past experiences through activities such as play, drawing and painting and storytelling. Parents and carers are also offered support to move on from the impact of finding out about the sexual abuse and to help their children feel safe.
Sessions take place in Peterborough but transport can be arranged from Cambridgeshire in some cases. 
There is also a version on Letting the Future In for children and young people with learning disabilities.  Leaflets on the service can be downloaded below.
The NSPCC offer a number of services locally including:
  • The Solution-Focused Model providing support and advice to:
  1. children and young people aged between 7 and 18 (young people can be referred up to their 19th birthday.) Younger children may be considered, depending onthe individual
  2. children and young people living with their parents or in care
  3. children in need
  4. children subject of child protection planning
  • Respect and Protect (Group and one-to-one programmes) for ay child or young person, from any background affected by sexual exploitation. The Protect and Respect one-to-one service is for young people aged between 11-19 years

Please see leaflets below for more information



Embrace (Child Victims of Crime) offer CBT and therapeutic counselling for young people who have been victims of, or witnessed domestic abuse or sexual violence and those who may be showing low-level potentially harmful behaviours as a result of what they have been exposed to. It can be delivered at locations across the county through a framework of checked and accredited therapists.  The young person must be aged 13-19 (or up to 24 with special needs) and safe from the offender and willing to engage.
Referrals are only accepted from professionals, you can refer at the website
Family Action support families, children and young people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough who have been affected by domestic abuse or domestic homicide.  You can download their information leaflets below.
Kids Out are a registered charity.  In Cambridgeshire they offer two services to children who have been victims or witnesses of domestic abuse:
  • Toy Box Service - delivery of a box of fun and educational toys to children who have escaped domestic violence.
  • Fun Days - Days out for disadvantaged children throughout the year, particularly for children who have experienced domestic violence.
Referrals are only accepted from professionals and can be made via 
Female Genital Mutilation - Please visit the website of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Boards for the most up to date guidance around FGM
Information on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is available on the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Board website at