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National Partnership Network

Together we can achieve not just a louder voice but a stronger voice


Tender is one of a relatively small number of organisations that address domestic abuse and healthy relationships among young people within the UK. In general, the issue has not received the attention that it deserves.

Tender offers a distinctly different approach to addressing violence prevention within intimate teenage relationships. Drama allows participants to experience what it feels like to be in ‘someone else’s shoes’, which increases empathy and understanding and creates a platform where participants engage emotionally as well as intellectually. Schools value arts-education; particularly in raising levels of self-esteem and developing team building and communication skills.

We believe the information we have about young people’s experiences of violence, and the impact of the Tender Programme, will increase the volume of our voice to share at a government and policy level.

In order to reach more young people, partnership working is the way forward.

With around 3500 secondary schools across the UK we can’t do it alone.

National Map of Tender Partners

Cornerhouse Yorkshire

Cornerhouse Yorkshire focuses on sexual health and well-being, particularly targeting young men and women and other vulnerable or marginalised groups. They provide information, support and services to enable people to make informed choices and to take appropriate action to improve their sexual health and well-being.

Liverpool John Moores University

LJMU is a modern, civic university and, with a vibrant community of 25,000 students from over 100 countries world-wide, 2,500 staff and 250 degree courses, is one of the largest, most dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK.

The Change Project

The Change Project offers counselling and training for individuals, couples, families and young people. Their overarching ethos as an umbrella organisation is ‘successful, healthy relationships are essential for fulfilling, stress-free lives’.

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE)

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) has worked to end domestic violence and abuse from its base in Exeter for over 40 years.

Safe believe in working together to end domestic violence and abuse by providing services for victims to enable them to be safe and, in doing so, recover from harm and regain control over their lives, choices and wellbeing. SAFE also raise awareness and work to prevent domestic violence for future generations.

Brook has been at the forefront of providing wellbeing and sexual health support for young people for over 50 years. Our services in local communities, our education programmes, our training for professionals and our campaigning work means that young people are better equipped to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices.

West Yorkshire Hub - Angharad Turner-Fielder

Angharad is a passionate human rights advocate and firm believer in the power of art to bring about political, individual and social change. She has a breadth of experience using drama to inspire, explore and create in various settings including prisons, hostels and schools.

Angharad’s 9 years’ experience working with the Joanna Project in Leeds, supporting vulnerable women, has served to fuel her determination to provide domestic and sexual abuse prevention in schools in West Yorkshire.

For further information about projects in this region please contact: angharad@tender.org.uk.

Avon & Somerset Hub – Daisy Douglas

Daisy trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School before beginning her career as an actor and drama facilitator, working predominantly with young people. She has also volunteered as a helpline worker for the National Domestic Violence Helpline, providing support, information and a listening ear to women experiencing domestic violence and to those seeking help on her behalf.

Daisy has worked for Tender in a number of different roles since 2008 and is extremely excited to be bringing the Tender Healthy Relationships Programme to schools in Avon & Somerset.

For further information about projects in this region please contact: daisy@tender.org.uk.

Norfolk Hub – Michelle Thompson

Michelle first became aware of Tender’s work whilst studying Drama, Applied Theatre and Education at university. Since graduating in 2011, she has worked extensively as a drama facilitator delivering creative and issue based workshops with young people in schools as well as with organisations such as Shakespeare Schools Festival, Rose Bruford Youth Theatre, Stratford Circus, and Polka Theatre.

Michelle joined Tender’s pool of workshop leaders six years ago and has delivered countless workshops and projects to young people in schools, PRUs, SEND settings and youth centres ever since. Michelle has also worked as part of Tender HQ too, having supported both the Youth Ambassadors and Whole School Approach teams. She is committed to providing domestic abuse and sexual violence prevention to young people across Norfolk.

For further information about projects in this region please contact: michelle@tender.org.uk.

Kent

Tender HQ lead our National Partnership Network and only ask our partners to deliver projects that we know work! We currently manage the delivery of our Healthy Relationships Programme across Kent.

For further information about projects in this region please contact: david@tender.org.uk.

Hertfordshire

Tender HQ lead our National Partnership Network and only ask our partners to deliver projects that we know work! We currently manage the delivery of our Healthy Relationships Programme across Hertfordshire.

For further information about projects in this region please contact: david@tender.org.uk.

Ireland

We are currently developing a programme of schools work and adult training in Ireland.

For further information about our work in this region please contact: david@tender.org.uk.

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Evidencing Impact

Initial Expansion, Piloting and creating a National Network.

Call out

Are you interested in being part of our national voice/national footprint?

How it works (and why it works)

What young people across the country are thinking, learning and saying.

Project Feedback

“We were surprised by the support of other organisations. The network was very beneficial to us"

Partner Organisation

“The work is not being delivered widely enough so Domestic Violence Prevention programmes are always needed. Prevention is better than a cure”

Partnership Organisation

“This program is about the general population. It’s not just a women’s issue, it's a people’s issue”

Partnership Organisation

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