YOUNG PEOPLE

Young People

We deliver a programme of preventative educational and advice work with young people. This aspect of our work is not gender or race specific. The purpose of this project is to raise awareness about violence against women and girls.

The project aims to educate young people to understand and identify the key elements of healthy and unhealthy relationships, challenging myths and tolerance towards violence and identifying the early warning signs of abuse in relationships. It aims to help prevent abuse and engage in early intervention where cases are identified and act as an advocate for young people when necessary. Through this work we aim to both challenge attitudes towards violence against women and girls and empower young people so they are able to seek support and advice if they are at risk.

We also work in partnership with Tender and other specialist providers to deliver this programme of education and prevention using a drama based approach and covering a range of issues such as gender based violence, forced marriage, honour based violence, female genital mutilation.

Service user account:

“The teacher gave us a chance to give our opinion. She listened to what I had to say. That was good. Not a lot of people do that. My friend is having these problems at home and now I know that she can get help. It’s all cool.”