What is it: Domestic Abuse Awareness Pack

Age Range: year 10 or year 11 in secondary schools

This is a domestic abuse awareness pack to be used by year 10 or year 11 in secondary schools. The main focus of this study pack is to look at abuse within teenage relationships and help young people start to think about their own experiences, behaviours and what they want for the future.

Content contains the following activities: 

  • Activity 1 – Animated film and discussion (10 minutes)
  • Activity 2 – Domestic abuse continuum activity (15 minutes)
  • Activity 3 – Alien activity (20 minutes)
  • Activity 4 – Reflection and signposting to advice (5 minutes)

Abuse is surprisingly common in teenage relationships. A recent Home Office study revealed one in three girls interviewed said they’d been sexually assaulted by a boyfriend. In the same survey, 25 per cent of girls and 18 per cent of boys said they’d been hit or physically attacked by a partner. This introductory lesson ties in with the Home Office Campaign to challenge abuse and violence within teenage relationships and the Government’s plans to include violence against women and girls in the curriculum from 2011. The pack was created by adva – (against domestic violence and abuse) www.adva.org.uk and young people in Devon who were part of The LINX programme devised by The Hampton Trust www.hamptontrust.org.uk

Click here to download your Domestic Abuse Awareness Pack (for free)