Services for Children and Young People


Inverclyde Women’s Aid01475 888505

This organisation provides information, support and temporary refuge to women and their children who have experienced emotional, physical and sexual abuse from a partner or ex-partner. The organisation can offer one to one support through its Children and Young Person’s Service to children in refuge, in school or at a venue to fit the needs of the child/young person.


CEDAR Project – 01475 729220

Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery project in Inverclyde is an innovative multi-agency initiative for children and young people who have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties as a consequence of their experience of domestic abuse. CEDAR provides a therapeutic 12-week group work programme for children and young people in recovery from domestic abuse alongside a group work programme for their mothers.


Children 1st – 0141 418 5690

Trading name for the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The organisation offers one to one therapeutic intervention work directly with children affected by domestic abuse and sexual abuse. The vision of Children 1st is for a happy, healthy and secure childhood for every child and young person in Scotland.


Barnardo’s Nurture Service – 01475 728493

This service supports parents, carers and families in the community and in diverse cultural circumstances. Guidance and advice is aimed at supporting vulnerable children and their families.


Childline – 0800 11 11

Childline provides support to anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they are going through. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.


If you are in immediate danger or require an emergency service please call Police Scotland on 999 (or 101 for non-emergencies).