how to access cedar
Cedar accepts referrals from children and young people and their mothers, or from any agencies that may already be working alongside a family, providing they have the mother’s informed consent. This could include, but is not limited to, a teacher, doctor, social worker, health visitor.
Cedar is a voluntary programme and a family only attends if they feel it is something they would like to participate in. To enable a family to make an informed decision about attending the Cedar group work programme, it is important there is information available about what happens at a Cedar group.
Each Cedar project will have a preferred way of making the initial contact and this may be via email, via telephone or by submitting a paper ‘referral form’.
In most cases the initial referral will be over the telephone. You can phone your local Cedar project and speak to the Cedar coordinator in your area. Cedar isn’t suitable for everyone, so the coordinator will ask some questions to gain an understanding of whether Cedar is right for you, your child or the family you are working alongside.