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Tender delivers workshop for parents

Youth board member Jamillia discusses her experience working with parents and carers about technology and the impacts on young people's relationship
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Expressions of Interest Now Invited for a Kent-based Partner

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Youth Board Blog: "A Victim-Blaming Culture"

Youth Board member Kyanne explores our society's persistent victim-blaming attitude towards abuse and violence

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Relationships and Sex Education: making it LGBT+ inclusive

Youth Board member Lucy explores the challenges LGBT+ young people can face when learning about healthy and unhealthy relationships and what can be done to make this experience more inclusive.

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Tender’s Youth Board Discuss ‘Bystander Intervention’

Youth Board member Petrina explores what is meant by the 'bystander approach' in Tender's work, and how others can help.

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Tender's New High5 Campaign

Tender's Youth Board have been hard at work developing High5; a campaign focusing on self-care and how a healthy relationship with ourselves can help sustain the support we give to other people.

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Your Yourself and You

In honour of Self Care September, Whole School Approach Manager Leah gave us some valuable insight into practising wellbeing and mental health

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Why a Self-Care Week?

The Tender team are running a self-care week, read on to find out what and why they're doing it.

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Review of The Feminist on Cell Block Y

Work experience placement, Harry Lownds, shares his ideas about the recent documentary on CNN, The Feminist on Cell Block Y.

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My work experience at Tender

Yuliana's one week experience at Tender and what she does and learns throughout

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"Why Is The Sky Blue?" - Theatre Review

Youth Board member Michaela reviews a new verbatim show exploring children and young people's relationship with pornography

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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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