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Abianda is a social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs. We offer one-to-one, group work and employment opportunities to gang-affected young women. We provide frontline services for young women aged 11 to 24.

Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL) was set up in 2006 to reduce the poverty of local refugees and asylum-seekers, advance their education and raise awareness about refugees rights and needs.
Services include advice in welfare benefits, housing, education, employment, health and immigration, a supplementary Saturday School for children aged 4-11 and a foodbank for destitute asylum-seekers and refugees.

If you have committed a crime, Advance provides all the help you need to move on at our women-only Minerva Centre. Our staff are here to listen and help you get the support you need to move forward with your life and make choices that are right for you.
At our Minerva Centre each woman has their own keyworker who will help them work through a variety of issues and find solutions.

Angelou is a partnership of 10 specialist organisations that have come together to support women and girls experiencing domestic or sexual violence in South West London.
You can chat to us over the phone, face to face or attend group sessions – whatever works best for you.
We work together to bring the service to you. Whatever you may need, we can help you find the right support.

Angelou is a partnership of 10 specialist organisations that have come together to support women and girls experiencing domestic or sexual violence in South West London.
You can chat to us over the phone, face to face or attend group sessions – whatever works best for you.
We work together to bring the service to you. Whatever you may need, we can help you find the right support.

Angelou is a partnership of 10 specialist organisations that have come together to support women and girls experiencing domestic or sexual violence in South West London.
You can chat to us over the phone, face to face or attend group sessions – whatever works best for you.
We work together to bring the service to you. Whatever you may need, we can help you find the right support.

Capa (Child and Adolescent to Parent Abuse) supports parents, grandparents, carers, young people and professionals experiencing child or adolescent to parent abuse. They offer an online platform providing individual support, advice, signposting and training to anyone impacted or supporting a family who is struggling with child to parent abuse.

Child Law Advice is operated by Coram Children’s Legal Centre. They provide specialist advice and information on child, family and education law to parents, carers and young people.
Please note there is a cost if you wish to request a call back.

Creative therapies are available to children and young people from the age 4+ affected by domestic or sexual violence at some point in their life. 

Through art making, play, drama and talking, the child and the therapist work together to make sense of the child’s difficulties and offer a safe and contained space where the child can express her/ his thoughts and feelings.

The aim of creative therapy is to help the child or young person develop a better understanding of their feelings regarding their current situation and experience of domestic violence. They learn they are not to blame for the abuse and improve their self esteem.

Referral Criteria

  • The preparator can no longer be living with the family or be in a relationship with a mother/carer. 
  • Children need to be living in a safe and stable enough environment before beginning therapy. 
  • Any unsupervised and supervised contact with the preparator must be deemed to be safe. 

The waiting list has now been opened for new referrals.  If you have any queries or would like to make a referral, please get in touch on [email protected]

Children's Creative Therapies Leaflet

Community Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (CARAS) is a community outreach charity that offers support and advice to people of refugee background.
They have a range of group activities that support people of all ages to develop their English skills (classes for women and young people), access services and opportunities, build supportive social networks and to feel welcomed. We run women’s groups, advice sessions and youth activities.