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Thoughts From A Camden Volunteer

A blog entry excerpt from one of Tender's Camden Volunteers, a group of young people working in the office and receiving training to deliver Tender workshops to their peers.

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#BeAMate Competition Launches

Tender has paired with Postcards for Peace for an exciting new Design Competition!! Our work across the UK has taught us that the majority of young people experiencing an unhealthy relationship will talk to a friend instead of a parent, teacher, or police officer.

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Make Us Your Charity Of The Year

"It was one of the best things I've seen students do in almost 40 years of teaching- really moving and highly effective." - Assistant Head, Wallington Grammar

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Universities, Responsibility, and Lad Culture

A response to the NUS survey on 'Lad Culture' by Tender's Communications and Training Coordinator Rebecca.

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Festival Fun...and Safe?

I am a massive fan of live music. I go to gigs, acoustic sessions, open mics and I am an avid festival goer. This year I have been lucky enough to attend three large festivals in the UK.

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Tender's Director Speaks Out About Digital Abuse and #StandUpWorldCup

A rather odd thing happened as I sat down to write the final draft of my response to the negative comments on the YouTube page of our #StandUpWorldCup campaign, designed to raise awareness of domestic violence during football tournaments. I realised that a very large spider was sitting on the wall by the computer regarding me as I started to type. In general I am not bothered by spiders, happy for them to go about their business, apart from the really big ones that actually make a noise as they walk across your living room floor. This was the big kind. I went to find a glass, carefully covered the creature and, with my handwritten draft of this comment piece, captured him deftly and returned him to the great outdoors. I hope we won’t cross paths again and we both came off unscathed by our mutual disregard for one another.

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Not That Farfetched

Last week Tender released a video to support our #StandUpWorldCup campaign and if you haven’t seen it you should. It paints a chilling picture, a woman who is relying on the outcome of a football match to determine whether or not she is safe in her own home. For some the idea that the loss of a sporting event could put someone in danger is ridiculous but it’s not that farfetched.

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Tender Launches 2014 World Cup Campaign

Though research on the rise of domestic violence during the World Cup is relatively new and for lack of a better word, sparse, the trend is alarming and impossible to ignore. The weather is getting warmer, more drinks will be consumed, emotions will be heightened, and none of this excuses violence. We ask that individuals and organisations stand together this World Cup season and say ‘No excuses’.
Screening for Domestic Violence: A First Step Not A Finish Line

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Screening for Domestic Violence: A First Step Not A Finish Line

Excerpt from ‘The Woman who Walked into Doors’ by Roddy Doyle:
Sometimes I'd think that I could escape if I could get behind the right curtain, if I was asked the right questions. Ask me.

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APPG Publishes Recommendations for Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

Last year the Child Protection All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) asked Tender's director, Susie McDonald, to take part in a seminar series focusing on ways to prevent child sexual abuse. The APPG has now released their report which contains six recommendations for the Government. We are happy to provide a link to the full report.

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Tender Responds To HMIC Report

Women seeking support to escape violent relationships often encounter numerous barriers which may include not being believed or not being taken seriously. Institutional collusion enables perpetrators to avoid punishment and victims to feel reluctant to disclose their experiences.

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Tender Launches Social Franchise

Expressions of interest are now invited.

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Tender's Director Responds to Clare's Law

“Clare’s Law is a welcome response to the issue of Domestic Violence but is only likely to be helpful to a small amount of women; many perpetrators do not have criminal convictions and therefore women may feel safe without justification; a perpetrator will be looking for signs of a woman trying to leave and her contacting the police may put her in significant danger (the majority of women who are murdered were in the process of or had just left the relationship); many women will not recognize their experiences as “domestic abuse” and therefore not consider using this support."
Tender's New Training Hub

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Tender's New Training Hub

Tender is proud to announce the launch of our new Training Hub – an interactive learning platform for professionals wanting to build practical skills in responding to the issue of relationship abuse.

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Tender Responds to the Report Released by the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England

Today the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England released a report looking into child on child abuse in the UK, and some of Tender's Youth Ambassadors were invited to BBC London studio to share their thoughts and reactions to the findings.

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Tender Supports Recent Film Launch From Latimer and Camden

We have been invited to a preview of 'Supporting #1' a film created by and for young people in Camden. The film and this event will address issues around sexual exploitation of young people, promote local services and showcase fantastic youth centred programmes in the area.

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A Participant Reflects on Tender's Training

This past Spring (13th June, 2013), I attended a six-hour Tender training: “Awareness and Good Practice when working with women experiencing violence and abuse in relationships.” Prior to attending the Tender training, I was an active participant in sexual health / healthy relationship workshops and facilitations, but still felt I lacked a necessary depth of understanding of how to professionally address domestic abuse / violence.

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Ten Words for Tender

On October 17th, in The British Library, Tender held a really special event to launch the Ten Words for Tender project. The idea for this project came from one of our Youth Board meetings during the year. We were looking for ideas to celebrate Tender's tenth anniversary.
My Best Friend; Run Number 10 In Her Own Words

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My Best Friend; Run Number 10 In Her Own Words

On Sunday I ran the final event of my Ten for Tender Campaign. It was the Bournemouth half Marathon and I was determined to run it in under 2 hours. The process of these ten runs has been a really interesting one for me. I've approached the events with different goals in mind - the hills and cross-country terrain of Bedgebury Forest or Trent Park were challenge enough; the self-navigation of 12 miles in Fairlands Valley similarly.

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My Best Friend: and Lily, Eleanor, Lottie, Daniel, Andrew and Me!

So we did it! On Saturday morning the 7 of us set of for Oakleigh Park to run 5 km. Easy for those of you who have run marathons or regularly run for the bus but I really wasn't certain that some of the younger members of the gang could run over 3 miles.
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