Education and Awareness
We offer a range of services for schools within Blackburn and Darwen with the aims of
- Raising awareness of domestic abuse and the effects of domestic abuse
- Providing information about available support services
- Educating about non-violent strategies to conflict
- Educating about healthy relationships
We deliver assembly presentations, workshops and programmes of work, which can be tailored to the needs of individual organisations and students. Our work can include many issues related to domestic abuse for example forced marriage, gender, healthy relationships, body image and cyber safety.
We can also deliver our programmes of work within schools. (Expect Respect, Changing Places, Helping Hands, Young People’s Recovery Toolkit and Crush).
Our staff have successfully completed the National PSHE CPD course and work hard to ensure that sessions are thought-provoking whilst also fun and sensitive.
We can deliver staff training sessions about the effects that domestic abuse can have on children, identifying domestic abuse, supporting children and families who are affected by domestic abuse and how to access support services.
We have received the Investors in Children award for championing the rights of children and young people. We try to hold regular consultation events and visit as many children and young people’s groups in the borough as possible to ensure that our services are as accessible and positive for children and young people as possible.
We are always keen to hear from young people who may wish to develop their own domestic abuse project/event and have supported many young people’s peer education projects.