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  • Date: 02/10/2023

Honeycomb Group makes relationship education more accessible with 80% discount on school programmes

Relationship education sessions will be more accessible for Newcastle-under-Lyme schools this new school year, thanks to our domestic abuse charity Glow and the county council.

Glow provides support and accommodation to individuals and families impacted by domestic abuse across Staffordshire. This includes relationship education work in schools and colleges, to address domestic abuse and stop it in it’s tracks before it can even begin.

Last year Glow’s dedicated education and prevention team educated over 25,000 children and young people about healthy relationships. This number includes face-to-face preventative programmes as part of the charity’s flagship relationship education programme, Relationships without Fear.

This year, thanks to funding from LMG via Staffordshire County Council, Glow have a number of part-funded programmes for schools within the borough.

Relationships without Fear is usually priced from £400 per programme, but with the subsidisation, Newcastle schools will only pay £75 per programme, a discount of 81%.

For a class of 30, that means they pay for six pupils, with 24 taking part for free.

Sarah Buckley, Glow’s Children and Young People’s Service Manager (pictured above), said: “We’re so grateful to Staffordshire County Council for continuing to value and implement our work into the district. This makes sure that children and young people have the best possible chance to be equipped with the necessary skills for healthy relationships.

“We’ve had some incredible feedback from schools who have taken part in Relationships without Fear, with teachers telling us how much their pupils have enjoyed the sessions and the impact it’s had on them.

“It’s also been hugely beneficial for teachers, too, with many saying how they feel more confident spotting the signs of domestic abuse, handling disclosures and signposting for more support.

“This offer is an amazing opportunity, not only for brand new schools that we haven’t worked with before, but also returning schools who have already experienced the programme and would like to get involved again.”

Click here to find out more about the Newcastle offer and get in touch with the Glow education team.