Foyle Women's Aid Children and Young People Services

Children and Young People

Foyle Women’s Aid works to meet the needs of children and young people who have experienced domestic violence. Women’s Aid believes that:

  • Domestic Violence impacts negatively on children and young people as victims and witnesses
  • Children and young people have a right to safety and support services to enable them to thrive and reach their full potential.
  • By supporting mothers who have experienced domestic violence, children and young people are also supported.
  • Children and young people have in built resilience, and with appropriate support and early intervention this resilience can be nurtured and developed.
  • Partnership working with other agencies is essential to ensure children and young people’s voices are heard and support is available.

Foyle Women’s Aid specialises in tailored children’s programmes including:

Helping Hands

Aimed at 5 – 11 year olds, this programme promotes children’s rights to safety and aims to develop self esteem and confidence through fun activities and discussion.

Heading For Healthy Relationships

Aimed at 12 – 16 year olds, this programmes raises awareness regarding the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships.


This programme is suitable for al children who have experienced Domestic Violence. It promotes self-esteem, assertiveness, exploration and development of children’s feelings. This programme takes children on a journey of self discovery.

Girl Power

A self esteem and self worth programme aimed at female teenagers.

Other services offered include:

  • Creche
  • After school club
  • Trips
  • School Holiday play schemes
  • Specialist group programmes
  • Youth Services