A CHARITY has been able to fund a children and young persons specialist domestic abuse worker to cover the Flintshire area courtesy of a generous donation. 

Domestic Abuse Safety Unit’s (DASU) Children and Young People’s service's project caught the imagination of North Wales Freemasons - which has been able to award a grant of £60,000 through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which is funded by Freemasons, their families and friends, from across England and Wales.

DASU gives tailored support for children aged 3-18 years. This can be one-to-one sessions, group peer support, sign posting to specific support services and providing positive support for non-abusive parent to better interact with their children.

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Courtesy of the £60,000 donation, DASU can now fund a specialist worker for younger children in the Flintshire area - where the charity has identified a lack of suitable services, as well as an increase in demand.


The specialist will develop a programme of safe, age-appropriate play to help improve their emotional and physical wellbeing, reduce distress levels and help children and young people to better manage emotions and behaviours that have been impacted by the experience of abuse.

Carolyn Hodrien, head of services for DASU, said: “We are so thankful for the generous grant from North Wales Freemasons. It is extremely important that children and young people receive support when they have experienced domestic abuse in their families.

"Home should be the place children feel safest and our programmes work tirelessly to help young people move towards this whilst also working on themes around healthy relationships. Without this grant, many children would not receive any support at all."