The YP Project

Are you struggling to manage your anger?

The YP Project was established to support young people using abusive behaviours. This may be in a a dating relationship – known as intimate partner violence (IPV) or against a parent or carer known as either Adolescent to Parent Violence (APV) or Child on Parent abuse.

Abusive behaviours may include: using physical violence, threats, swearing; aggressive disruptive behaviours; refusing to accept reasonable boundaries or expectations set by parents; damaging property in and around the home; stealing from parents and family members.

We aim to work with you in a way that helps to overcome these challenges and achieve the outcomes and changes that are best for you as a young person. This means spending time listening to your experiences, views and what you want to change.

Are you hurting your parent/carer?

Are you struggling to manage your anger? At the YP Project, we understand that relationships at home can be really difficult. If you need support to work on healthy relationships, managing emotions, resolving conflict and more than the YP Project is here to support you and your family.

Are you being hurt by your child?

We recognise it is extremely difficult when family relationships begin to breakdown and when violence and abuse is used in the home; it can be difficult to talk to professionals and challenging to access support.

We can work with you as a parent in giving you the tools and support you need to repair and reconnect with your child again.

By contacting The YP Project we can provide you with further information relevant to your family.

Are you hurting your partner?

The YP Project provides support for those using violence and abuse in their dating relationships. We can also provide support for  your boyfriend or girlfriend via the Jenkins Centre.

How can we help?

There are a range of services available to support young people and their families. To ensure that appropriate support is provided we will complete an assessment with you as the  young person, the parent(s) or carer(s) and where appropriate with siblings. This provides an opportunity for families to share their concerns, perspective, experiences and their hopes.

We work with young people from 10 years to 18 years throughout Leicestershire and Rutland.  We are normally involved with young people for between 3 to 6 months, though this may be a shorter or longer period depending on individual need.

The interventions we deliver are designed to best support you as an individual, for this reason we have the ability of delivering specific programmes such as the Respect Young People’s Programme (aimed at both the parent and the young person) or bespoke interventions designed specifically around individual requirements.

By contacting The YP Project we can provide you with further information relevant to your family.  Where you are working with other professionals such as children’s services or youth offending services we would ask that they complete the referral form.

For a referral form please visit our professionals page for further information.

Contact us

If you would like to know more about the Project or make a referral to us please call or email:

0116 254 0101

Additional Information

Please note: We are not an emergency service. If you need urgent assistance, please contact the Police. For other useful contacts, please see below:
– Childline: 0800 1111
– Samaritans: 116 123


Please download the below document explaining the Young People’s Service and the eligibility and suitability criteria.

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