Domestic Abuse, Sexual Exploitation and Consent - Key Stage 3&4
This is Abuse - A Government Campaign that ran from 2010-2014 targeted at 13 to 18 year olds. Part of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). Published December 2013.
'Time to listen' - a joined up response to child sexual exploitation and missing children - There is no room for complacency and much more can be done to ensure that all children and young people.
One of the most difficult things that victims and survivors of abuse tell us is that the non-physical abuse they suffer is indescribable. Bruises and cuts are visible. But when someone insists they love you but bully, undermine and manipulate you, the effects are hidden. Questions survivors often ask are, how could I have let someone treat me like that?! And how did I let it carry on for so long?! - still blaming themselves. It is the small "low-level" abusive, everyday behaviour that results in people staying away, isolating themselves from friends, family and support networks. The impact of which affects children especially. Click on the title for more details about looking for the signs and the seeking help.
05/04/16 BBC Radio "It's literally taken The Archers storyline to make me realise that I was in an abusive relationship" Listener "Annie" tells Jeremy Vine that the Archers storyline mirrored her own past in this sixty second clip.
Expect Respect - A toolkit for addressing teenage relationship abuse. It is one strand of a campaign launched by the Home Office to challenge the attitudes of teenagers to violence and abuse in relationships. Despite 750,000 children witnessing domestic violence each year, 1 in 4 teenage girls have been hit by a boyfriend and 18% of boys reporting physical partner violence. Contents include:
- Teacher's Notes
- Lessons Plans
- Supporting Resources
CLICK ON THE LOGO TO DOWNLOAD
03/06/16 Vice - When your Teenage Romance turns into Domestic Violence A 19-year old feminist is not who you would expect to stay in an abusive relationship. But the reality is, it can happen to anyone, at any age. "I looked down on friends that had seemingly healthy relationships. Those loved up couples seemed superficial to me. Theo and I shared a love so profound, so undeniably intense". "The more cruel he became, the more I craved his love. He convinced me I was unfeminine, overweight, badly dressed and lazy. He made me join the gym, lose weight, and romanticised the disordered relationship I had with food. I started cutting myself- a useless attempt to shock empathy from him. Why didn't I leave? He made me feel totally unlovable. I believed this was the only love I deserved. There was more..."
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
The Tackling FGM Initiative (a six year initiative involving 51 organisations focused on community based prevention work to tackle FGM in the UK) held an event ‘Communities Tackling FGM in the UK’ in 2016. They would like to share with you the learning, achievements and recommendations from the TFGMI.
The event was an opportunity to highlight the achievements of the Tackling FGM Initiative, the impact and added value of community based FGM prevention work and also key learning and recommendations to ensure that we end the practice in the UK.
Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service - Intervene at the earliest opportunity to prevent a situation escalating. Provide 'places of safety' in a crisis where necessary; support families back into communities following a crisis as soon as possible, linking them into other local services, contribute to safeguarding children by supporting stability in families and offering specialist advice to other professionals.
For more information about GDASS and the service it provides, please visit www.gdass.org.uk or call 0845 602 9035.
Glostakeastand - to end all types of violence and abuse - Gloucestershire organisations, groups and communities joining together to take a stand against all types of violence and abuse. This site tells you more about different types of violence and abuse that can take place within homes. Learn how to protect yourself or others from this kind of behaviour with local, practical support.
Click on the title above for PowerPoints, lesson plans and other resources covering:
- AGREE/DISAGREE CONTINUUM
- HOW RISKY - CARD SORT1
- HOW RISKY - CARD SORT2
- FRIEND OR FOE
- HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
- SENSITIVE ISSUES
- WARNING SIGNS
- WHO MIGHT BE GROOMED?
To download all the files in one zip file, click on the title above.
NSPCC Get everyone talking PANTS! Resources to support teaching younger children how to keep themselves safe. Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried. Get the conversation started with this activity pack from the NSPCC.
NHS England Advice for Healthcare Staff. Includes signs and possible indicators of CSE as well as what to do if you suspect a child or young person is at risk of CSE.
Recre8 - BAIT Take a Closer Look
BAIT is the third film produced from a collaboration between Recre8, Pretty Hate Productions and Daniel Alexander Films, following on from the success of both HURT and HOLD.
The film tells the story of a young schoolgirl, Grace, and her spiral down into the chilling and very real world of Child Sexual Exploitation.
The film has been developed with a unique and insightful resource, designed to be used alongside the film in an educational setting.
BAIT was funded and supported by Birmingham City Council and other credited supporters and has received nationwide attention as an important, relevant and needed piece of work that will only help our understanding of the issue of C.S.E and help the way that we tackle it.
Guidance, Resources and Advice
Tea Consent - an excellent video on the concept of consent
The Daily Mail - 'Is it normal to have sex when you don't want to?' Shockingly, there are many women who don't know the answer, says a writer campaigning to put them right.
Give and Get Consent - A resource for schools written by GHLL in partnership with the Education and Learning Sub group of the Gloucester Safeguarding Children Board. It follows on from the Teenage Relationship Abuse teaching pack and is designed to answer additional questions regarding consent. You can book on to the training here.
Sexual harassment in schools: a guide for teachers (The Guardian)
THINKUKNOW - Protecting your children from abuse online. Learn how to keep your child safe online, get advice, and learn what signs may point to child abuse or sexual exploitation. Videos available for all age ranges.
How can professionals identify behaviour indicating young people are at risk of sexual exploitation? Click for resources
Multi-agency protocol for safeguarding children who are at risk of abuse through child sexual exploitation
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Briefing Sheet
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