Your knitting really made a difference to 4 children going through a traumatic time
Four children under the age of 5 were picked up by their mother from nursery in the afternoon. Taking her children with her she met up with her new partner and went on a drinking binge around various pubs and off licences. The Mother and her partner became extremely drunk and she was assaulted by her partner in front of the children and left lying unconscious in the street.
Police and social services were called and the children were found accommodation where they could be cared for. The children were given a Victims First Northumbria backpack by the Police which contained a number of items, such as a colouring book and pencils. Also inside was a Trauma Teddy for the children to look after while they ‘camped out’ in the new house until they were settled.
The children were able to find comfort in caring for the teddy while going through a traumatic time and provide a welcome distraction from the events they had witnessed.