We work with the Pathways Project (www.pathway-project.co.uk) in Lichfield and they have asked us to share the following message which relays their support programme for local teens facing issues with domestic violence in their own home:

It is estimated that 1 in 5 children are exposed to domestic abuse. 

For a lot young people school or college is their safe place, and with most children being educated from home right now; we know how difficult it must be for young people living with domestic abuse. That’s why we’re pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new service ‘Teen Talk’. 

‘Teen Talk’ is our brand-new initiative aimed Young people that may be in their own abusive relationship or exposed to domestic abuse within the family home. In both circumstances, the experience can be overwhelming and it can cause long-lasting physical, behavioural, and mental health problems.

‘Teen Talk’ will be ran by our dedicated and experienced Young Person’s team, who have years of experience and knowledge around domestic abuse.

Pathway Project will continue to shine a spotlight on this issue, and carry on fighting for young people’s voices to be heard.

Teen Talk will be available Tuesday and Thursday 4.00-8.00pm from Tuesday 19 January, and is open to all children and young people who need a safe space to talk about domestic abuse.

WhatsApp number 07513 088739

​Live Chat can be accessed via our website: www.pathway-project.co.uk 

The programme is flagged on this advert.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “We know the lockdown is a trying time for all families and we wanted to support this initiative as it may well be a pressure-release for a local teen dealing with difficulties a home.”