At Tender, we design and deliver creative services that engage children, young people and adults in healthy relationships education. Our wide range of programmes are tailored to each individual setting, embedding kindness, inclusion and respect throughout whole communities and organisations.
Our programmes prepare and empower young people to have healthy relationships and to support and signpost their peers. We work with primary, secondary and specialist schools, as well as a variety of youth settings, alternative provisions and community groups.Read more
Our work in higher education settings equips staff and students to build respectful, inclusive communities. We deliver engaging, interactive programmes in which participants deepen their understanding of domestic abuse and sexual violence, and how to prevent these issues on campus.Read more
We train teachers, social workers and other key professionals to safeguard children and young people, and deliver effective relationships education. We also work with employers and their staff to create inclusive workplaces and educate people about preventing domestic abuse.Read more
Why our work is needed
Domestic abuse and sexual violence remain significant problems throughout the UK. Tender’s creative and interactive services work across whole communities to promote healthy relationships and empower people of all ages to prevent abuse.
Why use drama?
Tender’s drama-based activities enable people of all ages to engage safely with sensitive topics, develop empathy and ‘rehearse’ for different scenarios. This approach creates a safe, supportive environment where people can develop and practise the skills to build healthy relationships, challenge harmful ones, and promote respect, compassion and equality.
Students who may have had issues with behaviour previously have had no problems since participating and seem to be striving to be role models for others.
Head of PSHE, Carlton BollingRead story
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