The YP Project

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 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 relevant to your family.

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

What do 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!’’

Are you hurting your parent/carer/partner?

Are you struggling with your anger, frustration and emotions and taking it out on those you love? At the YP Project, we understand that relationships at home can be really difficult. It is our aim to support you in an impartial and non-judgemental environment around harmful behaviours, healthy relationships, managing emotions, resolving conflict and more.

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 may 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.

What do young people think 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”

How can we help?

Our team of trauma-informed practitioners are here to help. To 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.

By contacting The YP Project we can provide you with further information relevant to your family.  Where you are working with other professionals such as children’s services or youth offending services, we would ask that they complete the referral form.

If you would like to self-refer to The YP Project, please call 0116 254 0101.

If you are a professional and would like to make a referral, please visit our professionals page for further information.

For a referral form please visit our professionals page for further information.

You can also read more about to find help on the Jenkins centre Website – click here.



YP Project Leaflet

For more information about the service please download our leaflet.

ISVA Leaflet

To find out more about our ISVA Service and the support we can provide please download a copy of our lSVA Leaflet.

ISVA Facts / FAQs

The aftermath of sexual assault can be traumatic and confusing. Many people share the same questions and concerns. Here are some frequently asked question about our ISVA Service, what happens if I decide to report, the court process and includes information for family and friends.

Freeva is full accredited with LimeCulture, an Independent Accreditation Programme of quality standards for the support of Male Victims / Survivors and Setting standards for Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) services.

Contact us

If you would like to know more about the Project or make a referral to us please call or email:

0116 254 0101

Additional Information

Please note: We are not an emergency service. If you need urgent assistance, please contact the Police. For other useful contacts, please see below:
– UAVA Helpline: 0808 80 200 28
– Childline: 0800 1111
– Samaritans: 116 123


Please download the document explaining the Young People’s Service and the eligibility and suitability criteria.

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The YP Project is generously funded by The National Lottery Community Fund