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1 [AVA logo] “Introduction to Teenage Relationship Abuse and the AVA prevention platform” [Educational Establishment name] [Date]

2 Today’s session: Setting the scene: looking at VAWG and related sexual and domestic violence in the UK Understand what current research says about young people’s experiences of domestic/sexual violence and relationship abuse Understanding teenage relationship abuse Introduction to AVA's (Against Violence and Abuse) ‘Prevention Platform’ online toolkit to plan our school/ educational establishment's intervention Look at what resources are available locally and nationally to support young people/families who are experiencing domestic/ sexual violence

3 Intro to AVA: Who are AVA? AVA is a national second tier service working to end all forms of violence against women and girls. The key aims of AVA are: 1. To challenge, enable, encourage and support all agencies and communities to contribute to achieving our vision of a world free from violence against women and girls. 2. To offer a range of high quality and expert services to facilitate specialist and generic agencies to contribute towards our vision. 3. To identify and fill gaps in the field, find innovative solutions to current and emerging situations and inspire an effective strategic approach to reducing and preventing violence against women and girls.

4 The prevention platform: ‘Prevention Portal’ – funded by Comic Relief, creating an online toolkit that enables a ‘whole school approach’ in preventative work. Created to support education practitioners across the UK to develop and deliver a comprehensive programme to stop violence against women and girls. It is based on the specialist knowledge and experiences of teachers, youth workers, service providers and local authority leads from across the country. The toolkit encompasses e-training, lesson plans and sources of support for working with students around these issues

5 Safety in the session… As time is limited, we offer these ‘ground rules’ for safety in the session: Confidentiality – what does this mean in our learning environment? Respectful listening and hearing. Challenging the ideas or behaviour, not the person 'Own' your contributions without generalising Be conscious of body language and nonverbal responses - they can be as disrespectful as words Self-care: looking after ourselves as practitioners when dealing with particularly sensitive issues Appropriate humour welcomed!!

6 Icebreaker: Where did you learn about sex and relationships as a young person?

7 Definition… “ Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse: psychological, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional’ ( Home Office, 2013 ) Originally referred to over 18’s only – this changed in March 2013 to include 16 and 17 year olds. Explicitly includes ‘coercive control’ The inclusion of 16 and 17 year-olds is a much needed development given that 40% of teenagers report abusive intimate relationships and that, according to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, those aged between 16 and 24 are the most at risk of domestic violence of any age group. (CSEW, 2010/11)

8 Setting the scene: [Trainer's 'to do' action: Insert local statistics alongside these national figures – these should be easily obtained from local community safety and sexual/domestic violence websites/services] In 2011/12, 7.3% women (1.2 million) and 5% men (800,000) report having experienced domestic abuse (ONS, 2013) 2 women die every week in the UK due to DVA 35 incidents of domestic violence before reporting ?? reports of domestic violence to the police in [insert area] per year

9 Young People’s experiences… Up to three million women across the UK experience rape, domestic violence, forced marriage, stalking, sexual exploitation and trafficking, female genital mutilation (FGM) or so called honour violence each year. Almost one in three girls have experienced unwanted sexual touching at school. Associated factors, both for experiencing and instigating teenage partner violence, included: previous experiences of child maltreatment, domestic violence in the family and aggressive peer networks. For girls, having an older partner, and especially a “much older” partner, was associated with the highest levels of victimisation. ( From ‘A different world is possible’ (2011), End Violence Against Women Coalition)

10 Young People’s experiences… 71% of 16-18-year-olds say they have heard sexual name-calling such as “slut” or “slag” towards girls at school daily or a few times per week Close to one in three (29%) 16-18-year-old girls say they have experienced unwanted sexual touching at school One in three (28%) of 16-18-year-olds say they have seen sexual pictures on mobile phones at school a few times a month or more Close to one in four (24%) 16-18-year-olds said that their teachers never said unwanted sexual touching, sharing of sexual pictures or sexual name calling are unacceptable 40% of 16-18-year-olds said they didn't receive lessons or information on sexual consent, or didn’t know whether they did (YouGov, 2010)

11 Local young people’s experiences… [Trainer's 'to do' action: Again, use local data from Police, Local Authorities, sexual and domestic violence services and educational establishment information and experiences to 'set the scene' in terms of teenage relationships abuse locally ]

12 An activity: What do we understand about teenage relationship abuse?

13 Support for young people: Locally: [Trainer's 'to do' action: Populate this page with details of local support services for children and young people. This can include information, advice and guidance services, youth projects, local sexual and domestic abuse support services as well as 'in-house' support offered by your educational establishment ]

14 Support for young people: 1. This is Abuse’ website: 2. National LGBT DV helpline 3. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre 4. Women’s Aid website for CYP 5. ‘Respect’ (work with perpetrators', male and female) 6. Safe and Sound http://www.dudleysafeandsound.org 7. National Stalking Helpline 8. ChildLine: 0800 1111 or

15 What next...? Contact SRC A Commitment to undertaking e-learning on prevention platform website Use the online AVA toolkit to create a school plan to address VAWG in our educational establishment Commit time for regular updates on latest guidance and resources that highlight these issues Attending/ requesting training (see training needs assessment) Research local sources of support to inform our work with CYP Identify an in-house champion/ working party to carry this work forward.

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