Help to overcome harm; prevent revictimisation and promote healthy relationships.
The project receives funding from Henry Smith Charitable Foundation and is accessible to children and young people aged 9-18 across Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre. WIRED offers a range of holistic and therapeutic support to children/young people who have been abused and or exploited.
When a child and their family need to access support they may understandably have numerous concerns about what could happen when agencies and professionals become involved, at a time when they are experiencing significant trauma which they have no control over. All forms of abuse cause serious harm and project workers are mindful of the context in which children/young people and their families can encounter a victim-blaming response.
Who can be referred to the WIRED project?
WIRED is able to offer support in the following circumstances.
-The child/young person must be between the age of 9-18 of any gender.
-The child/young person must live within the boundaries of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre.
-The child/young person has experienced current or historic CSE.
- This refers to abuse the child may have experienced through a relationship in person or online, without physical contact.
-The child/young person has experienced or witnessed domestic abuse.
Young Person’s Domestic Abuse Worker
Supporting young people age 11-16 years in Blackpool who have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse. This project is funded through OPCC.
The worker provides one-to-one and group support sessions to enable young people to make informed choices around their relationships, keep them safe, work through their feelings and the impact domestic abuse is having on their lives, to identify additional support needs and manage safeguarding concerns.