referring yourself and your children to cedar
If you are a mum and think you and your children would benefit from Cedar, you can contact your local Cedar project via email, telephone or by submitting a paper referral form.
Here’s the step-by-step process for referring yourself and your children:
- Contact your local Cedar project
In most cases it is easiest to phone your local Cedar coordinator and talk through whether Cedar is suitable for you and your family. Cedar isn’t suitable for everyone, so the co-ordinator will ask some questions to understand whether Cedar is right for you and children.
- You and your children attend an information session with other families to learn more about the project
- Co-ordinators will arrange a meeting/home visit with you and your family to build a trusting relationship and for children to learn more about Cedar
- You and your children will meet again with the co-ordinator to talk about what your child or children remember about the domestic abuse and to discuss how the group work might help your family
- You and your children will make a final decision about whether you want to attend a Cedar group
- During the assessment process, it may become apparent that the group work programme is not suitable for the child/young person. If this is the case Cedar will seek alternative and appropriate support for them.
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