Funding to help families where children and adolescents are abusive or violent towards their parents or carers has been secured by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk. The Home Office’s Perpetrator Fund has allocated £625,000 to support a two-year pilot to deliver the Respect Young Peoples Programme (RYPP), using a multi-agency approach across Norfolk.
The funding will be used to respond to Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse (known as CAPVA) using a partnership approach between the following agencies:
- The Norfolk Youth Justice Service (NYJS)
- Norfolk County Council’s Children’s Services (NCS)
- Norfolk Constabulary
- Norfolk Integrated Domestic Abuse Services (NIDAS; managed by Leeway)
- Brave Futures
- Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN)
The project will aim to receive up to 250 referrals for the 12-week Respect Young Peoples Programme, referring children, young people, and their parents and carers for support from all the agencies involved.
The funding will also allow up to 18 children to access specialist, intensive neurodiversity support per year through partner organisation Brave Futures.
This is fantastic news for Norfolk, further strengthening the commitment of partner organisations to tackle domestic abuse across the county.
NIDAS is currently recruiting for 2 roles within the new CAPVA project – visit our Vacancies page for more information on these roles and how to apply.
To read more about CAPVA, read the full press release on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN) website.