PCC John Campion has awarded an additional £10k in funding to support Shrewsbury based organisation PEGS (Parental Education Growth and Support).
PEGS offers free services to parents who experience child to parent abuse. The extra funding successfully acquired, in addition to the £35k from the Ministry of Justice’s Critical Support Fund last year, will enhance the services provided. The money will increase one to one support, initial consultations, workshop delivery and advocacy support for parents.
Child to parent abuse is often complex, misunderstood and vastly underreported. PEGS aims to assist parents, carers and guardians to deal with and understand physical, emotional and psychological, financial and sexual abuse that they may be subject to from their child including those over 18 years old.
PCC John Campion said: “I am dedicated to putting victims and survivors first. Their protection and support following an incident is a priority, especially when crimes like these go on behind closed doors.
“I am pleased to award further funding to PEGS, a worthy organisation who work tirelessly to support those who are abused by their children. I am committed to ensuring residents in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Worcestershire receive the support they need and this funding will enable more people to be helped.”
Michelle John, Founding Director of PEGS said: “We are delighted the Police and Crime Commissioner continues to recognise the importance of Child to Parent Abuse and its significant impact on individuals, families and communities; we’re thankful for his ongoing support of the work we do at PEGS – this funding will enable us to support more parents impacted by CPA through virtual drop-ins, one to ones, advocacy and workshops.”