Anew service to support young people aged between 11 and 15 who are showing signs of abusive behaviours has been launched in South Yorkshire.
The Level Up programme has been funded by the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings and will be delivered by the social justice charity, Cranstoun for a 12 month period.
Cranstoun will work with up to 100 secondary school aged children over the next year who have been identified by social workers, police, teachers and other professionals as pupils who are showing abusive behaviours towards parents, siblings and intimate partners.
The programme for each young person will run as 10 bespoke one-to-one sessions, and will focus on how aggression, conflict and anger can impact on people close to the young people.
A team of specialist workers will be working with the young people to bring about change. They will also provide support to the families and partners who have been subject to abuse.