Project information

Violence Prevention Workshops in Youth Centres

An innovative performance workshop - developed by young people for young people - for preventing violence in relationships.

Ongoing - one day for delivery on top of preparation time

Charity information


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  • Need


    Tender’s research has shown that violence in relationships is a pressing issue: 50% of young people know someone who has been sexually assaulted, while Home Office statistics indicate that young people are amongst the most likely to become victims of domestic violence. The project addresses a significant gap in the prevention of domestic and sexual violence throughout London.


    Tender uses drama and the arts to open and sustain a dialogue with young people about healthy relationships. This project will target vulnerable young people, with a special focus on young people excluded from school or at risk of exclusion.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To empower young people to stop abuse and move away from it when directed towards them


    » Create a performance with a group of young people exploring the issues to present to their peers
    » Deliver the performance alongside a workshop to open up dialogue on the issues to 30 youth centres, reaching 600 at-risk young people
    » Delivering take-home resources featuring helplines and support services to all the young people
    » Educate at-risk young people about the early warning signs of abuse and where they can go for help

    Success will be measured by pre- and post-workshop questionnaires monitoring young peoples' attitude changes towards tolerance of violence and abuse

    Aim 2

    To enable adults to sustain violence prevention within youth centres and pupil referral units


    » Deliver training to youth centre staff/teachers
    » Follow-up resources for youth centre staff/teachers to deliver violence prevention workshops with young people

    Success will be a positive response from youth centre staff and teachers from a post-workshop questionnaire

  • Impact


    By changing young people's attitudes and building positive relationship skills we anticipate a decreased rate of intimate partner violence in young people's relationships and an increase in young people seeking help and support.


    There is a risk that youth workers will feel unable to support young people who need help with domestic and sexual violence. Tender addresses this risk by providing youth workers with training and resources covering: how to respond to disclosures and where to sign-post young people to specialist support.


    Funders will be placed on our mailing list and will receive a report as evaluations are carried out.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £131,230

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      Amount Heading Description
      £29,496 Salaries Sessional fees of specialist artists and educationalists to deliver workshops with young people and
      £14,485 Educational resources Online resources for promoting sustainable change in youth settings
      £17,463 General Project Costs Travel, evaluation costs, volunteer expenses, CRB checks, training, printing, other.
      £56,075 Staff Salaries of project coordinators, management and support staff
      £13,711 Overheads Office & other support costs

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Big Lottery Fund £54,790 Guaranteed
    City Parochial Fund £20,000 Guaranteed
    Other £23,452 Guaranteed
  • Background


    We will be working in youth centres, Pupil Referral Units and secure units in this project to target those hard-to-reach young people, particularly those not in mainstream education throughout Greater London


    Young people, aged 13-18, will be the primary beneficiaries of our work, particularly those at-risk from violent relationships. Youth workers and leaders will also benefit by gaining more experience and knowledge on the subject of domestic and sexual violence in order to further assist those young people that they work with more regularly.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We bring unique expertise in the use of drama and the arts to actively prevent domestic violence and sexual violence amongst young people and in their wider communities. Tender has delievered violence prevention projects to over 150 schools, youth centres and pupil referral units across Greater London.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Susie McDonald – Director

    Susie oversees all of Tender’s direct work with volunteers, young people, schools and youth centres.

    Jacki Hall – Campaign Coordinator

    Jackie coordinates work with youth ambassadors and youth centres. She supports young people in using creative media to promote positive relationships

    Doireann Larkin – Education Coordinator

    Doireann liaises with youth centres, pupil referral units, volunteers and facilitators. She also runs evaluations and interviews.