Glow’s relationship education programmes are ready to head back to school for the new term.
Over the summer, the education and prevention team have been working hard to make sure all the programmes are COVID safe, which has meant developing some of the programmes to present online.
Glow currently have two in-school programmes, including Relationships Without Fear, which teaches primary pupils up to college students about healthy and unhealthy relationships in an age appropriate way. The charity also has specialist teams who go into school to do 1 to 1 sessions with boys and girls in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Domestic abuse education and support is more vital than ever. During the lockdown there have been so many silent victims of domestic abuse – children witnessing things at home and students away from their only safe space. It is so important that we let them know the support is out there and how to recognise the signs of unhealthy relationships.
Rebecca Cotton, programme facilitator for Glow’s education and prevention programme, said: “We’ve used this time to adapt our programmes so that they can be delivered in a way that is COVID safe. We’re flexible and prepared to adjust to each educational setting’s new way of working in order to continue meeting the needs and safeguarding of the children and young people.
“As a team we are very keen and passionate to get back into schools and help more children and pupils understand what safe and healthy relationships are.”
If you are interested finding out more about our education programmes, or want more information on how we’ve made them COVID safe, email [email protected], or call 01782 222413.