Toolkit: How to Talk to Young People about Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence
This toolkit was written by young people and is designed to be a guide for adults, specifically parents, on how to talk to teenagers about healthy relationships and topics such as sex, consent and abuse.
The aim is to explain how best to approach these types of conversations with young people from a teenager’s perspective.
Everyone’s Business Portal
Is your organisation a part of Everyone’s Business? Launched by the Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Abuse, Everyone’s Business aims to put issues around domestic abuse at the heart of the workplace. Working as a cross partnership programme, employers are provided with the tools they need to recognise and prevent domestic abuse and be empowered with the ability to quickly support employees who are either experiencing or are perpetrators of abuse.
Statistically, it takes 35 incidences of domestic abuse before a woman seeks help (Jaffe et al. 1986) and 12% of those who experience intimate partner violence tells someone at work (Roe, 2008). For many, the workplace is where we spend most of our time throughout the week. We can do more to ensure that the space is welcoming to employees and support them when needed. The Everyone’s Business partnership works with organisations to think about their domestic abuse policies and procedures to be more effective in their response.
At UK SAYS NO MORE we want to enable those closest to victims of abuse to recognise and respond safely to disclosures, ensuring that support is in place at the earliest opportunity. Remember, as an organisation, you are the best placed person to help a victim of abuse.