This project is funded by BBC Children in Need for children and young people aged 9-18 years across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. Connect with Respect promotes positive messages for healthy relationships. It aims to raise children and young people’s expectations, so they can recognise harmful and risk taking behaviour and develop strategies for coping.
Targeted group work and 1-1 sessions for children age 9-11 prior to major transition to secondary school. A range of tools and activities are used to increase and develop children’s knowledge and understanding of healthy friendships and relationships and to identify who to talk to should they need to seek support.
Targeted Group work and 1-1 sessions for young people age 11-18. Interactive sessions engage young people in activities and discussions which increase their knowledge and understanding of healthy and unhealthy behaviours in relationships. Throughout the sessions children and young people are helped to recognise and know how to safeguard against risk of physical and emotional harm.
Healthy Relationship Ambassadors
The Healthy Relationship Ambassadors promote peer education within their school or community group sharing key messages about healthy relationships and raise awareness of relationship abuse. The Healthy Relationship Ambassadors develop resources which aim to build on young people's knowledge year on year as they progress, addressing common myths about domestic abuse, warning signs to look out for in their own or friend’s relationship and where to go for help or more information.
Awareness sessions are provided to groups of young people in community and youth group settings to develop their knowledge and understanding of healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Training for professionals with a focus on raising awareness around coercive control and how this can escalate to violence.