Young people often tell us of sexual violence they experience in many areas of their lives – in relationships, peer groups, homes, education and work, on and offline.
Increasingly they tell us that sexual harassment, intimate image abuse, sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence are a problem.
Education on issues like consent, gender equality and healthy relationships is key to preventing sexual violence and to making lasting change.
These issues sit at the heart of our conversations with young people, which also create opportunities to let them know how they can access support if they need it, and that they’re not alone.
National Sexual Violence Prevention Programme
Moray Rape Crisis partners with Rape Crisis Scotland to deliver their national sexual violence prevention programme to young people aged 12 to 25 in secondary schools and youth settings across Moray. The national sexual violence prevention programme is funded by the Scottish Government and aims to increase young people’s awareness of consent, sexual violence and abuse, and healthy relationships. The programme takes the form of 7 age and stage appropriate workshops:
- What is sexual violence?
- Online sexual violence
- Sexualisation and Pornography
- Impacts and support
- How to prevent sexual violence
This work places an emphasis on young people’s participation and leadership, and workshops are planned in partnership with schools and youth groups to best meet their needs.
For more information about our prevention work with young people, please contact us.
Equally Safe at School: a whole school approach
By working closely with the whole school community, and looking with them at all parts of their school system, we can support schools in addressing gender-based violence and promoting equality.
Equally Safe at School (ESAS) is a whole school intervention which aims to positively influence the school culture by fostering a shared, consistent, preventative approach to gender-based violence.
The intervention comprises six key parts; whole school assessments, a pupil-led action group, staff training, policy development, curricular enhancement and a pupil-led school campaign.
Underpinned by principles of equality, accessibility and safety, Equally Safe at School places young people’s voices at the forefront and works with them, as well as with school staff, to identify how schools can best prevent and respond to incidents and disclosures of gender-based violence.
Equally Safe in Colleges and Universities
Moray Rape Crisis also partners with Rape Crisis Scotland to offer a range of services to support further and higher education institutions to prevent gender-based violence, respond to disclosures and support students and staff affected by it. This work is part of the Equally Safe in Colleges and Universities (ESCU) national strategic work. Services include:
ESCU GBV First Responder Staff Training
This training aims to equip staff with the knowledge and skills to respond to disclosures of gender-based violence, and improve students’ experiences of seeking help.
GBV eLearning Module:
A free 45 minute interactive module for students that includes information on gender-based violence, consent, bystander approaches and how to access support. Universities and Colleges can easily embed the module as part of their prevention work.
Let’s Talk about Sexual Violence (Peer Education Program)
A peer education programme designed to equip students with the skills to deliver a workshop to their peers on issues related to sexual violence. This program requires someone within the college/university to coordinate and support students involved.
To find out more about these programmes, please get in touch.
For enquiries about Rape Crisis Scotland’s national prevention work across Scotland, please contact Kathryn.Dawson@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk
In this section
- Support from Moray Rape Crisis
- How we can help
- Rise Up: Support for Young People aged 11 to 18
- Side-by-Side: Support for People with a Learning Disability or Need
- Stop przemocy seksualnej (Polish Language Support)
- Advocacy Service
- Group Support
- Support for LGBTI Survivors
- Other help in Moray