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Work experience at Tender - Rochelle's blog

Rochelle, aged 17, joined Tender for a week to support our work and learn about how we use drama and the arts to educate young people and help keep them safe. Here is her description of how her week went...

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Can you hear me? Exploring young people’s experiences of help seeking on and offline

Young women between the ages of 16-24 are the most likely group to experience relationship abuse, yet the least likely to seek help from support services. We know there are many services out there but the number of young people contacting them, in particular relationship abuse services, does not reflect the true number of those experiencing it. This report reviews the barriers to accessing these services and looks at how young people can be better supported.

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Personal Experience: Rachel's Story

Thank you to our Youth Board member Rachel for bravely exploring a powerful message about sexual assault, through sharing her own personal experience.

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Young Adult Book Review: 'Asking For It' by Louise O'Neill

Tender Youth Board member Ruth Scott reviews Louise O'Neill's young adult novel 'Asking For It', exploring rape culture, "imperfect victims" and shockingly low conviction rates

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When does a protective relationship turn controlling? And why don't Young Adult books know the difference?

Youth Board member Ruth Scott analyses depictions of domestic abuse and toxic masculinity in young adult novel, 'A Court of Mist and Fury' by Sarah J Maas

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A Whole School Approach to preventing Violence Against Women and Girls and Serious Youth Violence.

‘Collective, holistic and continuous’
Tender Education and Arts were commissioned by the Mayor's Office of Policing and Crime (MOPAC) to consult young people, teaching staff, parents, wider community partners and stakeholders in the development of a Whole School Approach framework to prevent Violence Against Women and Girls and Serious Youth Violence in the London borough of Croydon. The framework will now be delivered over a 2-year pilot period in a number of Croydon schools, coupled with an external evaluation over this period.

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Theatre Review: 'Barber Shop Chronicles' at the National Theatre

Youth Board member Kaleya Baxe reviews a new play the National Theatre, exploring the culture of barber shops in the black community

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'Consent' at the National Theatre: A Review

Youth Board member Kathryn Lincoln reviews the National Theatre's recent production of 'Consent' by Nina Raine

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Me and Tender

New intern Lucie shares her first impressions on joining the Tender team

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Giving Young People a Voice

During her internship, Laura has been supporting us with our Whole School Approach research - kindly funded by MOPAC - and sheds some light on the work involved.
An interview with #FreePeriods campaigner, Amika George

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An interview with #FreePeriods campaigner, Amika George

Tender speaks to 17-year-old Amika George about her inspiring campaign and petition for free sanitary products for girls receiving free school meals
Youth Ambassador Celebration Event

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Youth Ambassador Celebration Event

Join us at the Soho Theatre to celebrate the work created by young people with Tender

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Why is FGM still a problem in Gambia, years after it was banned?

Youth Board member and intern, Saina Hydara, shares her thoughts on the ongoing challenges of criminalising FGM in practising countries: specifically, Gambia
Tender interviews actor Christopher Harper

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Tender interviews actor Christopher Harper

Upon hearing of an upcoming grooming storyline on Coronation Street, Daisy, Tender’s National Partnership Manager, met with actor Christopher Harper who plays the character of Nathan Curtis, a perpetrator of child sexual exploitation

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All young people to receive sex and relationship education at school

From the age of 4, young people will receive age appropriate lessons about healthy and respectful relationships

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#StickIt Campaign

Tender are thrilled to launch our new social media campaign, #StickIt, devised and managed by Tender Youth Board member and intern, Saina

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Welcome Hannah from Minnesota!

Joining Tender to prevent violence and abuse

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Thoughts on our Bromley Safeguarding Day

One of our Tender Youth Facilitators, Kathryn, reflects on a recent safeguarding day she supported Tender to deliver in Bromley.

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To make-up or not to make-up?

This month, Tender Youth Board member Rachel shares her thoughts on a recent incident on an episode of the X Factor...
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