Women as Protectors


The NSPCC has published an evaluation of the Women as Protectors service which aims to help mothers and carers protect their children from men in their lives who pose a risk of sexual harm to children. The evaluation looked at what changed for women who attended a 10-week programme and, for those who needed it, a subsequent period of mentoring with a community volunteer. Findings showed that during the programme women: made measurable advances in their mental and emotional wellbeing; gained confidence in their parenting; reported gains in knowledge and understanding about sexual abuse and felt better able to communicate about this with their children; and felt empowered to make decisions about men who were deemed a risk.

Source: NSPCC Learning: Women as protectors Date: 12 June 2019

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