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A fantastic resource for families, children, young people and practitioners to learn what is available locally and nationally.

Examples of some of the services available include:

Domestic Abuse 

Freedom Programme is a domestic violence programme primarily designed for women as victims of domestic violence. The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors. The Freedom Programme also describes in detail how children are affected by being exposed to this kind of abuse and very importantly how their lives are improved when the abuse is removed. 

The Freedom Programme leaflet


The Striving for Change service aims to create an awareness of unhealthy behaviours and support men in working towards changing their behaviour to improve their relationships with current or ex-partners.               Click here for referral form

Striving for Change leaflet

The Holding Families Programme   

Holding Families is a multi-disciplinary service that aims to help families with problems associated with significant parental substance misuse, where children and adults needs are dealt with and responded to at the same time.

APVA Programme (Adolescent to parent violence and abuse)                                                                                     A programme for families where young people (10 to 17 years old) are aggressive towards those close to them - like their brothers, sisters, parents or carers. The programme provides support, insight, simple solutions and improvements to family relationship problems.   

Click here for more information.

Missing from Home Services: Greater Manchester


Trafficking and Modern Slavery

The Independent Child Trafficking Advocacy (ICTA) Service has been commissioned by the Home Office to undertake work with potential victims of trafficking. Under the Modern Slavery Act all children identified as potentially trafficked within Greater Manchester must be referred into the National Referral Mechanism and to the Barnardo’s ICTA Service

ICTA Leaflet

All boroughs within Greater Manchester are early adopter sites and interim guidance is available here.

To make a referral
Call the 24/7 Referral Line 0800 043 4303 and the ICTA Service will support you to make the referral over the phone.
Or send a completed referral form to secure mailbox (for cjsm compatible accounts only)
The Trafficking Referral Form can be found at

Female Genital Mutilation

The New Step for African Community (NESTAC)

NESTAC is an independent charity, set up in 2003 in the borough of Rochdale. They focus on community-led projects, promoting mainly strong cultural awareness, clients' wellbeing and cultural training and activities, whilst protecting the rights of people from the Black and Minority Ethnic community, especially African refugees and asylum seekers.

The Guardian Project is a new and innovative pilot across Greater Manchester to coordinate care and support for girls and young women affected by or at risk of Female Genital Mutilation. The project provides FREE services across Greater Manchester and is available five days a week.

Honour Based Violence 

Project Choice provide specialist advice and support to practitioners and persons at risk of, or experiencing, so-called Honour Based Violence. 

Project Choice Leaflet

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