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Introduction to Break the Cycle:

Break the Cycle is a service for Children and Young People (CYP) aged between 13-19 years old and has been running since 2017. The aim of the project is to promote and educate CYP on healthy relationships.

Break the Cycle provides a Safe Lives accredited CYP Domestic Violence Advisor (CYPDVA) service for those experiencing abusive relationships. Our service also offers 1:1 support for CYP who are in recovery from abusive relationships.

What is the eligibility criteria for Break the Cycle:

  • The CYP have been affected by Domestic Abuse.
  • The CYP resides in Southend-on-Sea.
  • The CYP are between 13-19 years old.

How to complete this referral:

By completing this referral form, you’re helping us to contact the client as safely and quickly as possible.  Please include as much information as possible – this saves the client from being asked the same questions twice and helps us to understand more about their particular needs and circumstances.

How to get in touch:

If you have any questions about our service, eligibility criteria, or how to refer to us, please contact Break the Cycle on 01702 302333 or email referrals@safesteps.org

PLEASE NOTE – referrals for Dove ADULT and Fledglings CHILD & FAMILY SERVICE are not to be completed on this form.

Telephone 01702 302333 (Dove) / 01702 343868 (Fledglings) to request appropriate form.


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