Partnership Working – Brings Additional Support for West Lancs Teenagers


The Liberty Centre along with West Lancashire Borough Council and West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning
Group worked together on a successful application to the Home Office. The fund of £160, 089 from the Home
Office will go towards the project Safe Teen Development Worker based at The Liberty Centre for three years.

This project will aim to provide the necessary skills to deal with issues including domestic abuse, sexual
harassment, child sexual exploitation, and social media abuse such as cyber bullying grooming or revenge
porn. Other aims include building confidence in teenage girls and to promote an understanding of healthy

The West Lancashire scheme was one of only 17 projects nationwide awarded money by the Home Office in
this round of funding.

Gwen Bleasdale, acting Liberty Centre CEO, said: “Domestic abuse ruins lives with many victims forced to
leave their homes for their own safety to access the services they urgently need. The impact spreads across
other family members and can seriously affect children.
“We are very grateful to the Borough and County Councils and all the other organisations who helped obtain
this funding. One lot of money will help people who have suffered domestic abuse regain control of their lives
and the other will help younger women avoid becoming victims’’



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