what happens next?
Making a referral
If you would like to make a referral please contact your local Cedar project. You will speak with a project coordinator who will ask you a series of questions to assess if Cedar is the most appropriate service at this time.
The assessment process
There is a thorough assessment process to make sure that the group is appropriate for children who are referred. During the assessment process, it may become apparent that the group work programme is not appropriate for the child/young person. If this is the case Cedar will seek alternative and appropriate support for them.
Step 1 Referral made to Cedar Project with mother’s informed consent
Step 2 Mother contacted by phone by Cedar Project staff. Information is gathered about suitability of referral.
Step 3 Children and mothers attend an information session with other families to learn more about project.
Step 4 Coordinators arrange meeting/home visit with mother and child to build rapport and for the child to learn about the Cedar Project.
Step 5 Children’s coordinator meets again with the mother and child to discuss the child’s memories of domestic abuse and further discuss how the groups might work for the family.
Step 6 Child and mother decide if they want to attend the Cedar Project.