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IS awarded funding to support CEDAR groups


The Improvement Service has been awarded three years funding from the Big Lottery Fund to provide strategic support to CEDAR (Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery) groups working in eight local authority areas across Scotland.


CEDAR  is currently the only evidence-based, domestic abuse recovery programme operating in Scotland that takes a collaborative, strengths-based approach to working with children and young people, and their mothers. The model has a strong track record of improving outcomes for children and young people affected by domestic abuse and has proven highly effective at supporting families that other services struggle to engage with.


Over the next three years, the Improvement Service will be coordinating the National CEDAR Network, which brings together representatives from CEDAR groups across Scotland to share information, learning and resources. We will also be providing strategic support to individual CEDAR groups to assist them to become more integrated and sustainable at local level, and help them to better measure and demonstrate their impact and deliver improved outcomes for children and young people affected by domestic abuse.


For more information on the National CEDAR Project, please contact Tanya Kilgower at


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