Expect Respect:A Toolkit for Addressing Teenage Relationship Abuse in Key stages 3,4 & 5

Domestic Abuse
Managing Conflict
Managing Risk
Communication Skills
Direct Work CYPs

Posted: 18 June 2018
Website: http://www.womensaid.org.uk
Telephone: 0117 9444411

Despite the fact that 750,000 children witness domestic violence each year, one in four teenage girls have been hit by a boyfriend (with one in nine reporting severe physical violence) and 18 per cent of boys reported some form of physical partner violence, the issue of relationship abuse has historically been taught in schools on a patchy and inconsistent basis.

In order to address this, Women’s Aid has undertaken research to identify the barriers facing schools and teachers, with the aim of developing appropriate and helpful responses. The outcome of this work was the ‘Expect Respect Education Toolkit’. A section of the Toolkit has now been amended and abridged to tackle the issue of teenage relationship abuse for young
people aged 13 to 18.

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