About this service

TIGER stands for Trauma Informed Growth and Empowered Recovery; Barnardo’s unique evidence-informed and evaluated trauma-informed approach. We work with children, young people and their families where there are concerns around child sexual abuse, assault and exploitation, harmful sexual behaviours or youth violence. The approach is designed to provide children and young people with the narrative to understand and express their experiences and coach them to recovery through empathetic listening, emotional regulation, positive psychology and personal goal-setting. We also work alongside safe primary caregivers to support the child to recovery.

We can help with

Child sexual exploitation (CSE)

Supporting children and young people to recover from sexual abuse, as well as family counselling, preventive and awareness-raising programmes.

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Sexually harmful behavior

Working with children, young people, families and professionals to help understand the behaviour, build self-worth, keep safe and make the right choices to improve life chances.

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Domestic abuse

Supporting families affected by domestic abuse to change behaviour, improve wellbeing, reduce risk and increase safety.

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Youth services

Supports individuals and groups, for example young people identifying as LGBTQ, in personal development and developing the skills to make positive life choices. 

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Family support

Supporting parents, carers and families with guidance and activities 

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