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Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on here are still in the process of posting service updates. Many phone lines and websites are still available, but some contact details have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Bounce Back 4 Kids (PACT)

COVID-19 Update

*Notice* 16/03/2020

Due to the rapidly changing situation regarding Covid 19 we have decided to cancel all groups at Alana House from Monday 16th March 2020. This is to minimise risks for our service users and our staff. Individual support will still continue, so please do come to Alana House if you have an appointment to meet with one of the team. Please do speak to your support worker if you have any concerns or call the Communities team on 0118 938 7600 if you don’t have an assigned support worker but need support. If you are feeling unwell we kindly request that you do not come to Alana House but call us so we can offer you support over the phone.

We’ll update you as to when we are able to offer groups again.

The BB4K team have created an information newsletter full of things to do with children while in isolation during Covid-19, for latest newsletter see downloads or use the following link to view them.  www.pactcharity.org/bounce-back4kids/new-weekly-newsletters


Bounce Back 4 Kids (BB4K) is a support programme developed by PACT that uses therapeutic techniques to support children who have been victims or witnesses of domestic abuse. The programme works with the children and their parents or carers to come to terms with experiencing family breakdowns.

The BB4K children's support groups run on a weekly basis for 10 weeks using arts and play therapy techniques to empower children, equipping them to express their feelings constructively.

For the Reading and West Berkshire areas. Groups are run by two or more trained facilitators. The sizes of the groups are kept to between six to eight children of similar ages.

The BB4K groups cover different topics designed to empower and facilitate the healing process of children:

  • Making connections
  • Breaking the silence
  • We have feelings too
  • Helping hands
  • Keeping ourselves safe
  • We are not to blame
  • Is it right to fight?
  • Understanding anger
  • Bag full of worries

Who to contact

Contact Name
Panda Phelan
Contact Position
BB4K Senior Support Worker
Telephone
0118 402 1682 / 0118 402 1755
E-mail
BB4K@pactcharity.org
Website
PACT - Bounce Back 4 Kids
Parent Organisation
Parents And Children Together (PACT) - Covid 19 response

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

To find out more about refering to the service visit -https://www.pactcharity.org/bounce-back-4-kids/referrals

To find out more about the groups, please visit  https://www.pactcharity.org/bounce-back-4-kids/bb4k-groups

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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