About Us

Why NOAH

The Haven Wolverhampton was funded by Children in Need in 2021 to design a new digital tool to help children recognise what abuse might look like.

Two focus groups of children in refuge age 7+ took place around what they would like from a new digital tool. During this it was quickly identified that they wanted to know who would share their information and who would keep it private. One child stated “I didn’t tell as I didn’t know what would happen next”.

The mapping process of building the infrastructure took place within a school group focus setting targeting year 9’s from a local school within Wolverhampton and this is where the game walkthrough idea was developed. One child at the school stated “I wouldn’t state that it’s domestic abuse I just knew something wasn’t right at home”.

This is what led to the name NOAH – Not Okay At Home.

About The Haven Wolverhampton

Set up in 1973, The Haven Wolverhampton is a charitable organisation which provides both practical and emotional support services to women and children who are affected by domestic abuse and homelessness. The Haven Wolverhampton is one of the largest refuge providers in the UK.

The women and children who we support are at the heart of all we do. We believe that our services should focus on achieving the aspirations of every individual we support and be tailored to meet their needs and unique circumstances. Personalising care and support helps to build confidence and improve independence.

We ensure that they are involved in shaping the service they receive, the wider work of The Haven and local support services. This is done in a range of ways like consultations, feedback and service user groups. This process was used during the designing and building of NOAH

Professional Support

“LearnPlay Foundation are the developers for NOAH. Their professional support and ideas have helped shape NOAH into an exciting and interactive website as one of the first in this field.

LearnPlay Foundation was established in 2007. Initially, our brief was focused on social objectives – ‘to engage the hard to reach into education, community and personal development’. But now, with successful media, programming and promotional task forces, LearnPlay Foundation has grown into so much more. Film production, editing, computer game programming, design, distribution, direct marketing, promotional activities and implementation; from an army on the street to strategies in the boardroom, LearnPlay holds a strong commercial and civic portfolio.”

Designed with children for children

Over 100 children were involved with conceptualising the idea for NOAH ranging from the ages of 7+.

Developed by LearnPlay experts

Each key professional highlighted within NOAH has been consulted with to ensure the appropriate information is shared.

Awesome team behind Not Okay At Home

The Haven Wolverhampton Children and Young Person team 2021 and LearnPlay Foundation.