Discussing domestic abuse is a difficult task at the best of times. When we are in another lockdown – which created a spike in DV and DA – its not only difficult but more urgent. We want to be able to help you, so we’ve extended the offers we developed for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October until the end of November.
Your PSHE and RSE curriculum exists to enable schools to discuss elements of peoples’ lives that don’t – and often cannot – be spoken about elsewhere at school or in the curriculum. As you know, statistically, a percentage of your pupils will live in abusive homes.
What if they don’t see this as unusual? What if they don’t know what it’s like to live without fear?
What if some of your students ‘normal life’ includes violence and emotional abuse?
What if they are scared of one of their parents, usually their father-figure* and have to walk on eggshells in their own home?
What if they are sent to their rooms when a certain ‘mood’ hits the house?
In the year-ending March 2017, 1.2 million women in England and Wales reported experiencing domestic violence of one sort or another.** Domestic Violence, Abuse and Coercive Control is commonplace and often misunderstood or downplayed…as a result it often isn’t explored in detail.
This is where I can help.
My sister was killed by her partner in 2012 after a three-year relationship defined by regular violent incidents. She didn’t tell anyone about what was happening to her. I decided in 2014 that I should honour Sarah and tell her story.
I tell Sarah’s story to change young people’s lives.
Stories empower, shock, enlighten and change opinions and behaviour. This is what I aim to do and so these offers will help you to change your student’s awareness and understanding.
For October 2020, during #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth we offered two things for you which will help you boost your PSHE and RSE delivery and allow you to discuss this difficult but essential topic – we’ve extended the offer for you:
- Live 45 minute or one-hour keynotes or assembly sessions which can be beamed in virtually to your school including Q&A and worksheets for you to use as follow up in RSE / PSHE sessions. Any day to suit your school, most times of the day for a flat fee of £249 instead of the usual cost of £395.
- One year’s access to Sarah’s Story as a pre-recorded set of three films delivered by me for you to show as many times as you wish over the course of a year including a teacher preparation film, one 15 minute keynote featuring Sarah’s story and another 15 minute film which is a set of discussion points backed up with paperwork which will be emailed as PDF printable sheets. This is £295 rather than the usual £349 for the full year.
10£ of all fees received as part of these offers will go to the REFUGE Charity.
The ‘LIVE’ offer is for bookings made UNTIL 30th November 2020 but can be delivered at any time in this academic year. The online pre-recorded version can obviously be shown as many times as you wish across your whole school.
Please contact us if we can help you in any way – you have until the end of November to take advantage of these offers. You will find our contact form here: https://innovativeenterprise.co.uk/contact/
Here’s a link to an article written by Elisa Menendez and published last October on the Metro newspaper’s website: https://metro.co.uk/2019/10/14/brother-woman-murdered-nagging-partner-teaches-teens-domestic-violence-10917811/
Here is the link to the web page: https://innovativeenterprise.co.uk/portfolio/domestic-violence-sarahs-legacy/
Here’s the link to Refuge for information about their work supporting women who are experiencing Domestic Abuse: https://www.refuge.org.uk/
Crossing The Line by John Sutherland is an excellent book featuring a section on Domestic Abuse and its effects on society and about what Public Services regularly see: https://www.weidenfeldandnicolson.co.uk/titles/john-sutherland-2/crossing-the-line/9781474612388/
*all costs subject to VAT.