Project information

Relationship Violence

Vulnerable young people often experience violence and coercion in their personal and sexual relationships due to a lack of personal support and appropriate role models.

From 2011-13 FPA worked with Centrepoint on a project addressing these issues. We hope to build on the success of this project.

Two years

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  • Need

    Need

    Vulnerable and marginalised young people need help to recognise when their personal and sexual relationships are abusive. They can easily get caught in cycles of unhealthy and destructive behaviour. Young people may not recognise what constitutes healthy and unhealthy relationships. They can become victims or perpetrators of relationship violence, including emotional and physical abuse and control or manipulation. Homeless young people and care leavers are especially vulnerable.

    Solution

    Working directly with small groups of young people who are victims of or at risk of relationship violence, we'll supports them to gain an understanding of what constitutes healthy and unhealthy relationships. As a result, young people will be empowered to end relationships which are abusive and seek further help and support. Working in partnership with agencies who support homeless or vulnerable young young people, we'll also deliver training in healthy relationships to frontline workers.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Raise awareness of values and attitudes in homeless 16–25 year olds in London.

    Activities

    » Provide group work support in partnership with homelessness charities.

    Success will be...greater awareness


    Aim 2

    Help young people and staff recognise the signs of abuse.

    Activities

    » Provide group work support in partnership with the homelessness charities.

    Success will be...increased knowledge


    Aim 3

    increase coping strategies and signposting.

    Activities

    » Provide group work support in partnership with homelessness charities.

    Success will be...demonstrated in increased knowledge


    Aim 4

    Increase levels of confidence and knowledge in staff

    Activities

    » Group work to increase skills and confidence in supporting young people in relation to domestic violence and relationship abuse.

    Success will be...analysed from feedback


  • Impact

    Impact

    Prevent and reduce domestic abuse by supporting those who have been identified at high risk or those who have already experienced abuse.
    Supporting staff to be able to deal with the sensitive issues of the subject.

    Risk

    Funding is usually in the short-term but the issues and context of this kind of project are long term.

    FPA continues to work hard to diversify income but very much welcomes new potential supporters and donors to support our aims. Sexual health and relationships are crucial to society but have been traditionally under-funded.

    Reporting

    By phone and email on a regular basis
    Written reports as requested by the donor
    Final report identifying progress and the achievement of aims

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £35,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £35,000 Sessions with young people Holding regular learning sessions with vulnerable young people
  • Background

    Location

    We have previously delivered this project at Centrepoint hostels in central London, but could potentially deliver the work anywhere in the UK.

    Beneficiaries

    Young homeless people (under 25) and the staff who support them.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have a track record of delivering similar work successfully.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

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