increased feeling of security
The concept of safety is complex and not solely expressed in physical terms. In reporting increased understanding and feelings of safety, the young people suggested their relationships with Riverside youth workers were supportive and they were reassured to know that workers were there for them. Two young people felt that the office location, situated in their local community, also helped them feel secure.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
children and young people’s service, run by a Riverside WA
Specialised youth service that centred on dealing with issues related to domestic abuse and aimed to provide one-to-one and telephone support, information on keeping safe and opportunities to meet other young people who had experienced domestic abuse. It included group work, residential trips and day trips during school holidays. It also provided a drop-in service in four local schools which offered a safe environment for young people to speak to Women’s Aid staff.
six-week series of one-to-one sessions, followed by a 12-week block of group work sessions
202 beneficiaries in total
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Qualitative Interviewbefragungen (persönlich), Qualitative Interviewbefragung (telefonisch), Sekundäranalyse von Daten, Dokumenten, audiovisuellen Materialien etc.
The research was developed as a case study drawing on ethnographic methods to observe and make sense of the youth work setting. Data were collected using desk-based review of literature and relevant policy documents, face-to-face and telephone interviews and film animation. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with three staff involved in the youth service. Semi-structured interviews were also carried out with six participants and four partner interviews.
total cohort of 15 participants (study)