Teens

Teen Advocate Service - one to one and group support

Over recent years, we have come to recognise that teenagers can experience abuse in their own boyfriend or girlfriend relationship and so we now have services for teenagers in this situation.

 

Where: Nottingham city, Ashfield, Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe

 

One to one support

We offer a personalised package of practical advocacy and emotional support for teenage girls aged 13 to 17 years experiencing abuse in their intimate relationships. Generally lasting for up to 12 weeks, our support includes safety planning which takes into account the specific issues faced by teens including online abuse, sexual exploitation, honour based violence and forced marriage. We also help teens to understand that a healthy relationship is based on respect and consent.

 

Group support

These small groups for teenage girls concentrate on experiences and feelings of being in an abusive relationship. Over 4 to 6 weeks, we help teens realise that they are not alone or to blame for the abuse they have experienced. The groups aim to empower teens and support them to be safe in their lives.

 

In Ashfield, Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe, the Teen Advocate Service is also available to teenage boys experiencing abuse in their intimate relationship.

 

 

For more information or to make a referral

Ashfield, Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe

 

Please get in touch with our Duty Desk which is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.  

 

Nottingham city

 

What teenage girls have said about our advocacy support service

 

 

 

 

 

 

WAIS contact numbers:
Helpline: 0808 800 0340
Referrals: 0115 947 6490
Office: 0115 947 5257

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