The Home Office, Government Equalities Office, and the PSHE Association have worked together to develop a new teaching resource which supports the Government’s Disrespect NoBody campaign aimed at preventing abuse in teenage relationships.
The Disrespect NoBody campaign builds on the Government’s previous This is Abuse campaign, and is aimed at preventing abusive behaviours within relationships. The new teaching resource helps young people to understand what a healthy relationship is, to re-think their views of controlling behaviour, violence, abuse and consent and directs them to places to go for help and advice. It aims to help young people to develop key skills and attributes such as empathy, respect, communication and negotiation so that they can enjoy healthy relationships both as they grow up and in adulthood.
The new resource features session plans focussed on understanding teenage relationship abuse, consent and sharing sexual images. The discussion guide will develop as content for the campaign develops.