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Lowering the age of consent to stop the "persecution of old men"?

In response to the “witch-hunt” following the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, Barrister Barbara Hewson has suggested lowering the age of consent to 13 and waiving anonymity for complainants in an effort to stop the “persecution of old men” in a May 8th article for the online publication Spiked.

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Tender’s Vision Meets Envision’s Mission

This past week, Tender facilitators traveled to Envision’s London office to offer a workshop on healthy relationships to a group of passionate young people who have their eyes on the future. Founded in 2000, Envision’s programme works hard to highlight relevant local issues and to help young people stand up and act responsibly to address these issues.

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Tender's first visit to Soft Touch

We visited Soft Touch in Leicester at the beginning of this week to see how they were getting on with their first year as one of Tender’s national partners.

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Time to change the headlines

As I got onto the train this morning, I came face to face with an issue of The Metro on the seat in front of me. A giant headline in bold print, “Rape: The figures that shame Britain.” What I found was a short article illustrating some pretty abysmal statistics. Of the estimated 473,000 instances of sexual offences that occurred this past year in the UK, less than 54,000 were recorded by police, and of those recorded only 5,620 resulted in convictions.

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Ten for Tender Pledge Ideas

At our City Hall event, Youth Board members Hannah and Andre invited guests to think of their own ideas for pledging Ten for Tender.

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The Ten for Tender launch at City Hall

On November 27th, Tender and MOPAC hosted an event to launch the Ten for Tender Campaign.

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National Partnership Programme

Essex Relate
Our final collaboration brings a new field of expertise to our mix of partners. Relate North Essex and East Herts offers counselling and training for individuals, couples, families and young people.

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National Partnership Programme:

Peer Productions
We are proud to announce that Peer Productions, a unique youth arts training company, will now also be one of Tender’s National Partners.

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National Partnership Programme:

Soft Touch Arts
Soft Touch was established in 1986 and has since become a celebrated participatory arts and community development organisation, working in and around Leicester. Tender are really excited to announce that over the next three years one of the many new ventures they will be rolling out through the Leicestershire region is Tender’s Healthy Relationships project.

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National Partnership Programme:

Liverpool John Moores University
Tender is really excited to announce that Liverpool John Moores University is one of our new national partners.

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Tender launches the National Partnership Programme, with support from the Big Lottery fund.

Tender’s Healthy Relationship’s project is going national! We have teamed up with four organisations from across England to deliver Tender’s Healthy Relationships model to over 90 secondary schools throughout the UK over the next three years.

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Bold and Bald: A Unique Protest Against Domestic Violence

American news anchor Jai Cunningham’s personal response to domestic violence is a moving event to witness. One of the biggest struggles in trying to raise awareness about domestic crime is that people often have the idea that it is none of their business.

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Tender Choices Project Goes Viral

Do you ever watch a movie and wish you could decide how it ends? Sometimes you just want to shake the characters and give them some friendly advice, like please don’t go into that old abandoned building all by yourself, or don’t fall for him, he’s not worth it.

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Yvette Cooper Speaks up for Sex Education

In the midst of the Labour Party Conference going on this week, Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper made a stand for having mandatory sex education in all schools for both young men and women and "including zero tolerance of violence in relationships" (BBC news).

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A New and Improved Definition of Domestic Violence

In breaking news this week it has been announced that the lawful definition of domestic violence is in the process of being broadened to include teenagers aged 16-18 as opposed to only people in “adult relationships.”

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Discount on Tender CPD Accredited Courses

Book before 12th September to take advantage of this special offer!!

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Invitation To Tender For An Independent Evaluation Of Tender’s National Partnership Programme

Since 2004, Tender has delivered a unique model of healthy relationship education to over 200 secondary schools and pupil referral units across Greater London. Tender is now seeking to roll-out this model at a national level. Tender has secured funding from a consortium of funders to pilot our first national partnership model, “Tender Relationships." "Tender Relationships” will be delivered by a formal partnership of five organisations in five regions of the UK, including Tender.

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*POSITION FILLED* Job Opportunity: Workshop Facilitator

We are currently looking to expand our workshop facilitator pool to deliver our healthy relationships, substance misuse and sexual health workshops in schools, PRUs and Youth Centres.

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Tender meets the Elders

On July 4th, Tender was honoured to be one of the charities selected to present at an event held by The Funding Network and The Elders. The event was aimed at encouraging volunteering to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day which is taking place on July 18th.

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The Tender Choice Project is launched at the Roundhouse

On July 2nd, we launched our long awaited Tender Choice Project. This is a youth developed interactive resource which helps audiences to explore healthy and unhealthy relationships. In each of the six sections, a scene is played out involving a difficult and unhealthy event in a relationship. The audience can choose what the characters do next and explore the different endings.
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