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The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 recognised children as victims of domestic abuse in their own right for the first time.

First Light and Barnardo’s are working in partnership to provide the integrated Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (DASV) service for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This service has been commissioned by the Safer Cornwall Partnership and offers a range of early intervention, prevention, therapy and recovery programmes to children, young people and adults affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Safer Futures - have a professionals’ line for advice on the suitability of our programmes for your client, call 0300 777 4777and select the professionals option or emailsaferfutures@firstlight.org.uk

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Supporting Healthy Relationships - Parental conflict can destabilise relationships and damage children’s upbringing, potentially harming their opportunities well into the future. There is compelling evidence that conflict between parents – whether together or separated – can have a significant long term negative impact on children's mental health and long term life chances. Not all conflict is damaging, but when it is frequent, intense, and poorly resolved it can harm children's outcomes.

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For schools - Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. 

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If you have received an Operation Encompass call/notification you can now have free advice/consultation with an educational/child psychologist.
Find out more here or call the Operation Encompass Teachers' National Helpline 8.00am to 11.00am Monday to Friday on 0204 513 9990


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