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Domestic Abuse: Young People

Question for Home Office

UIN 63429, tabled on 7 February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what educational programmes the Government makes available to youth bodies to help support young people who are the victims of domestic abuse.

Answered on

20 February 2017

The Home Office and the Government Equalities Office have committed £2 million for a further phase of the “Teenage Relationship Abuse” campaign, called “Disrespect NoBody,” which is taking place this year from February to May 2017.

The campaign encourages young people to rethink their understanding of abuse in relationships, including issues such as sexting. It also addresses all forms of relationship abuse, including coercive and controlling behaviour, and situations including same-sex relationships.

It is targeted at 12 to 18-year-old boys and girls, with the aim of preventing them from becoming the perpetrators or victims of abuse in relationships. We have worked with the PSHE association to produce lesson plans that cover relationship abuse, consent and sexting, which are available on their website for use by schools and youth bodies. The campaign is also supported by a website where young people can receive guidance and advice.

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