raising awareness of domestic abuse and bringing new funding for addressing the issue by lobbying
Young people’s views not only informed the progression of Riverside youth service locally, on a micro-level, but also informed macro-level change through direct lobbying of government to raise awareness of domestic abuse and bring new funding for addressing this issue in Scotland. Involving young people in service development helped create a bespoke youth service.
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
Gemeinschaft/ Gemeinden/ Kommunen
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)