2 women are killed every week in England and Wales by a current or former partner (ONS, 2019).
Almost 1 in 3 women in England and Wales will experience domestic violence in their lifetime (ONS, 2019).
AWARENESS RAISING IN EDUCATION AND YOUTH SETTINGS
We believe that it is crucial that young people are educated about healthy relationships, domestic violence, abuse and sexual rights. This includes a focus on the subtle aspects of domestic abuse, such as controlling and coercive behaviour.
The majority of our work with young people focuses on primary prevention. We know that early intervention and the recognition that domestic violence is not confined to physical abuse is key to preventing an escalation of abuse.
We do this by promoting education and community approaches to prevention, which aims to help identify, prevent and reduce domestic violence and abuse and give young people an awareness of domestic abuse services and the type of support available to them.
Newcastle Women's Aid recognises that no single agency or individual can effectively respond to meet the scope of needs which a victim requires.
In order for young people to receive the best outcomes there needs to be a co-ordinated response from services including education, children's social care, mental health and youth services.
We provide a range of training and information sharing sessions to statutory and voluntary organizations and community groups. Training can be specifically tailored to meet the needs of organization’s and agencies.
If you are interested in receiving more information about our training, please contact us on 0191 2610504
We are keen to hear from organisations and services who would like to work in partnership with us to help provide the best outcomes for women and girls who have been affected by domestic violence and abuse.