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The Young Person (YP) Project

We know talking about your behaviour and emotions is tricky, but you’re in the right place.

Are you being hurt by your child?

We recognise it is extremely difficult when family relationships begin to breakdown and when violence and abuse is being used in the home, especially by your child. It can be really difficult to talk to professionals and challenging to access support.

The Young Person Project (YP Project) can work with you as a parent/carer in giving you the tools and support you need to de-escalate situations in a healthy way and repair and reconnect with your child again.

Using the Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) approach, we focus on your self-care, prioritising behaviours, de-escalation, communication and more.

Contact The YP Project today and we can provide you with further information that is tailored and relevant to your family.

To learn more about the Non-Violent Resistance approach, take a look here.

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For support in re-building family relationships, and help with violent/abusive behaviour from your child, call us on 0116 254 0101.

What parents say about The YP Project...

"All the aspects of the programme have been helpful! The input, the structure, all the guidance, support and the knowledge that given me the basis to understand and work with my children as a team. We have a much better relationship now.’’

‘’Everyone in my position should be involved in the Project as the ability to turn around difficult family situations or change abusive behaviour is phenomenal.’’

‘’Working with The YP Project has very potentially stopped me having to put my child into care because I was simply not coping. Thank you!’’

We’re here to help you, and it’s never too late to ask for support.

Call us on 0116 254 0101 for a chat with one of our friendly team.

Are you hurting your parent, carer or partner?

Are you struggling with your anger, frustration and emotions and taking it out on those you love?

We know that relationships at home can be really difficult, but we’re here to help and support you. We can listen to your problems, talk through any tricky relationships you have at home, and can give you some handy tips to help with improving your situation.

At the YP Project, we provide an impartial, non-judgmental environment for you to talk about how you feel. We can talk you through harmful behaviours, healthy relationships, managing emotions, resolving conflict and more.

We know that life can be hard as a young person, but you’re not alone. Many others in the same situation as you have come to us for help.

What young people say about The YP Project...

“I have seen some positive changes in myself such as, talking calmly towards my family and feeling much more positive.”

“I’ve become a lot better at handling stressful situations which helps me stay a lot calmer and composed.”

“I feel that I’ve become a lot more patient in day-to-day life and can see things from different perspectives."

Further Programme Details

We work with young people from 10 -18 years throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are normally involved with a young person for between 3 to 6 months, though this can be a shorter or longer period depending on individual need.

The interventions we deliver are designed to best support you as an individual, for this reason we have the ability of delivering specific programmes such as the Respect Young People’s Programme (aimed at both the parent and the young person) or bespoke interventions designed specifically around individual requirements.

Our team of trauma-informed practitioners ensure that appropriate support is provided. We will complete an assessment with you as the young person, the parent(s) or carer(s) and where appropriate with siblings. This provides an opportunity for families to share their concerns, perspective, experiences and their hopes.

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We are not an emergency service. If you need urgent assistance, please contact the Police.

Get Informed

If you’re not ready to speak to someone about your behaviour, we have a range of information and resources available for you to read and use in the meantime.

To refer yourself to our support services, and begin your journey to a brighter future, call 0116 254 0101.

Self Help to Change

Things You Can Do To Help Yourself

If you’ve recognised that your behaviour has caused harm in your relationships, then you have already taken the first step towards change. Here are some things you can do to begin adjusting your behaviour on your journey.

Seeking Support

Use Your Strength to Change Not Control

Looking to change abusive behaviour shows strength, asking for help shows strength. Finding out more about our services is a big stride towards healthier relationships.

Looking for support to Change? Call our helpline today.

How to get help

Get in touch and start your journey to a brighter future today. Our friendly team will listen to your needs and refer you to the most suitable programme within the Jenkins Project.

Seeking Change

Are you currently or have you previously experienced domestic violence, rape or sexual assault?

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Services for those Seeking Change...

Maintenance Programme

If you’ve completed our Second Step programme, we offer a monthly drop-in session that you can attend for ongoing support.

1 on 1 Support

Whilst we offer a range of support programmes in group settings, some people may be better suited to 1-on-1 advice and/or maintenance sessions, depending on their circumstances.

Step Up Dads Programme

If you’ve already completed our Second Step programme, and are looking to work on your fathering or co-parenting skills, our Step Up Dads programme is for you.

Women’s Programme

Our Women’s Programme is a weekly group programme for women who are using violent and abusive behaviours in their heterosexual or same sex relationships.

Second Step Programme

This 24 week programme aimed at those looking to change will explore the impact of abusive behaviour, healthy and respectful communication, and the foundations of a successful relationship.

Foundations Programme

We know talking about your behaviour and emotions is tricky, but you’re in the right place. Our range of support services can provide you with a non-judgmental space to talk about your emotions, and provide guidance and advice on your journey.

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