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Young People and Healthy Relationships - Wiltshire campaign

Monday 23rd November 2020

Every year there is a campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse.

This is called 16 days of action and takes place from 25th November to 10th December 2020. 

In 2020 Wiltshire and Swindon will be focusing on Young People and Healthy Relationships as young people experience the highest rate of domestic abuse of any age group.

  • 1 in 2 young women have experienced controlling behaviour in a relationship
  • 1 in 3 young people said they found it difficult to define the line between a caring action and a controlling one
  • Over a third (37%) of young people would not know where, or who, to turn to for support if they were experiencing abuse.

[Refuge and Avons ‘Define the Line’ study]

In Wiltshire we are providing resources to support secondary schools teach about healthy relationships, as part of PSHE education.  

As part of the Wiltshire campaign we are inviting secondary schools to attend one of two online twilight events    

  • Thursday 26th November 2020, 4-5pm
  • Tuesday 1st December 2020, 4-5pm

Input from Wiltshire Council Domestic Abuse Reduction Co-ordinator, Young Persons Independent Domestic Violence Advisor, PSHE Education Advisor and SPLITZ . The presentation from this event can be downloaded here.

Further details with joining links on Right Choice here (log in needed to read all PSHE news).

Other resources

  • Teaching resources (links below)

These lesson plans have been produced by NSPCC, in partnership with the PSHE Association:

Making Sense of Relationships Lesson 1: Healthy Relationships (KS3)

Making Sense of Relationships Lesson 2: Unhealthy Relationships (KS4)  

They can be used in addition to the video above, which can also be found here

More information about RHSE

Relationships and Sex Education

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