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  • Resources on Mental Health for School Students and Staff

    Posted on: June 8, 2021 by: admin

    The department for Education has updated its list of resources for school students, parents, carers and staff to help with the mental health impacts of the pandemic and lockdowns.

  • RSE Implementation

    Posted on: August 20, 2020 by: admin

    In less than a month, schools will be required to begin rolling out government mandated relationships and sex education classes. Click here to read the Government's post about implementation. Three years ago, we were one of the many organisations welcoming this switch to compulsory RSE. Now, three years later, we are excited to see how schools adapt to these changes.

  • Relationship & Sex Education and Home-schooling

    Posted on: March 23, 2020 by: admin

    In the current climate, many families are having to home-school their children, often for the first time. This can feel like a daunting task but luckily there are many resources […]

  • Why Young Women Think RSE is Important

    Posted on: November 19, 2019 by: admin

    As we re-launch this platform with updated content to help schools prepare for mandatory Relationships and Sex Education, we feel it is important to ensure young people’s voices and experiences […]

  • Tackling Harmful Sexual Behaviours in Schools

    Posted on: April 13, 2018 by: Jo Sharpen

    The International Center: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking (University of Bedfordshire) have launched a series of resources to help schools respond to harmful sexual behaviours (HSB). The resources […]

  • Disrespect Nobody – Home Office Campaign on Teen Relationship Abuse

    Posted on: April 5, 2018 by: Jo Sharpen

      Since 2010, the Home Office has run an annual campaign to raise awareness about abuse in teenage relationships. This year’s campaign has just launched and you can find all […]

  • Good News! Government Announces Compulsory Relationships & Sex Education in All Schools

    Posted on: March 3, 2017 by: Jo Sharpen

    Last weeks blog was all about the call for SRE to be made mandatory in schools. This week the government responded and announced that it would be compulsory in all schools. […]

  • Calls for Sex Education in All Schools

    Posted on: February 17, 2017 by: Jo Sharpen

    An open letter to Education Secretary Justine Greening, co-signed by MPs from across parties and leading charities was delivered this week. The letter (which you can read here) makes the case for new […]

  • Gender Based Violence and Youth Participation – AVA Conference & Toolkit!

    Posted on: July 6, 2016 by: Jo Sharpen

    On July 5th, AVA held a conference our work on gender based violence and youth participation. This event celebrated the last three years of Big Lottery funded work with our […]

  • Negotiating Adolescence in The Digital Age … Adventures in Uncharted Territory?

    Posted on: August 27, 2015 by: Jo Sharpen

    This months blog is from Michèle Bartlett, who reflects on her work delivering workshops in schools on the impact of pornography. Michèle Bartlett MA is a UKCP Accredited Child Psychotherapist. She works […]

  • The Whole School Approach: How we can Make Sex & Relationships Education Work for Young People

    Posted on: June 3, 2015 by: Jo Sharpen

    This month we are really excited to have a guest blog from Tamara Kaz. Tamara was instrumental in helping us build this website and now works for EVAW who AVA […]

  • Domestic violence prevention work in educational settings: What progress have we made?

    Posted on: December 18, 2014 by: Jo Sharpen

    We are really grateful this month to have a guest post from Pattie Friend. Pattie has been the ‘Learning to Respect Domestic Violence Education Programme Coordinator’ in the London borough […]