The Cedar project is a programme which supports families in recovery from domestic abuse. It is about creating a safe place for children and their mothers to help each other to find the best strategies to deal with their experiences and rebuild their lives. The main aim of the programme is to help mothers to support their children in their recovery.

Cedar is for mothers and children no longer in the crisis situation. Cedar works with mothers and children in separate groups, addressing the impact of domestic abuse on their relationship and helping mothers to support their children and sustain positive changes made during group.

Cedar has a child-friendly, psycho-educational approach which employs a range of art, play, group exercises and group discussion. It endeavours to break the silence surrounding abuse in families and reinforce mother-child attachment as a site of resilience.
In Cedar, children learn strategies to recognise and manage their emotions effectively and mothers are supported and given space to consider the experience of domestic abuse from their child’s perspective

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Children


This service is open to residents of these areas:

  • North East
  • North West
  • S Central
  • South East
  • South West

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

This service is for children aged from 4 to 16 who have been abused, and are able to communicate about their abuse. Children must be out of a crisis situation when using the service. Available by appointment only.


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Health and social care professionals

By Appointment

This service is available by appointment only.

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 315 8116
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.cedarnetwork.org.uk

Provider's Name: The Cedar Network (Scottish Womens Aid)

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Cedar (Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery) is a group work model inspired by, and adapted from, an innovative Canadian model for children who have experienced domestic abuse.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 315 8116
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.cedarnetwork.org.uk

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