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Freedom Programme for Children

This programme is dedicated to all children who are living with or who are survivors of Domestic Violence and Abuse.

This programme was adapted from The Freedom Programme by Pat Craven and Chris Ashton.

Pat and Chris have listened to many survivors who have escaped but have found there is little or no services for their children.  They listened to adults who have grown up with domestic abuse and how that has impacted on their adult lives as they have developed into adults.  They have listened to children who have had no choices and no way of stopping the abuse. Lastly they have listened to professionals from a multitude of agencies, both statutory and voluntary who wanted to help and support children in the families they are working with.

From all of the above, Pat and Chris have developed this programme targeted specifically at primary school children who are often the forgotten and hidden victims of domestic abuse.

They have recently started training other qualified Freedom Programme facilitators to facilitate this programme and I have been fortunate enough to complete this training.

To find out more about this programme please feel free to contact me…

  • I first met Sharon back in 2000 when I went into a refuge she worked in after fleeing a violent relationship. I had two babies and virtually just a bag of clothes and a few toys with us. She helped me with appointments with the police, solicitors and..

    A survivor of domestic abuse.
  • I was fortunate enough to meet and work with Sharon when she was the Advocacy Manager at Woman’s Trust and I was working for Westminster City Council. During this time Sharon developed and managed the Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy Service..

    Ainslie O’Connor – Principal Advisor for the Department of the Premier and Cabinet – Adelaide, Australia.
  • Thank you so much for all the support you have given me. You really have been amazing, and to be honest, I wouldn’t have been able to cope with Child Protection without you. The amount of strength you have given me is totally priceless, even with..

    A survivor of domestic abuse.
  • I knew Sharon as a work colleague over ten years ago. At the time, she was supporting vulnerable people, some of them were homeless due to domestic abuse and substance misuse. For me, assisting such people was what anyone in her role would be expect..

    Ted Chanza, Head of Market Operations, Airtel Malawi Ltd, Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa.
  • I have known Sharon for 6 years and have had the pleasure of working alongside her when I chaired the Westminster MARAC. Sharon is a committed, empathetic supporter of women who are or have experienced domestic abuse. She regularly goes the extra m..

    Former Chair of The Westminster MARAC.
  • I was fortunate to have had Sharon as my support worker after 17 years of domestic violence and 4 children that had witnessed and gone through it with me. I was finally strong enough to stand up and protect myself and my children. Without Sharon’s ..

    A survivor of domestic violence.
  • Without the support and constant reassurance of Sharon, I know for a fact that I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am forever grateful to her. She is extremely dedicated and knowledgeable, having her on my side when dealing with someone as persistent..

    Anonymous survivor of Domestic Abuse.
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