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  • Date: 11/07/2024

Summer discount on Honeycomb Group's trailblazing relationship education programme for Staffordshire schools

As the school year draws to a close, our domestic abuse specialist, Glow, is sharing a promotional offer on their flagship relationship education programme for local schools.

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 their 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.

The six-week programme educates children young people about the signs of an unhealthy relationship, as well as how to deal with feelings, emotions and friendships. Alongside programme delivery, specialist staff are also on hand to provide wraparound support to pupils and school staff should any disclosures of domestic abuse arise as a result.

Now, to reach even more local young people, Glow is offering a discount of £25 on programmes that are booked before the summer holidays and delivered between September and March next year.

Sarah Buckley

Sarah Buckley, Children and Young People’s Service Manager, said: “Glow’s mission is to end domestic abuse, but for my team, it’s about stopping it from happening in the first place, by educating young people on what a healthy relationship should look like.

“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.

“Our current offer is a great 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.”

Programme Facilitator Becky Cotton

Glow customer Beth (name changed to protect her identity) met her ex-partner when she was at school, going on to experience a decade of abuse. She said that teaching the next generation about healthy and unhealthy relationships is vital.

She shared her story: “When you are younger, you think no one is ever going to believe you, and at the time I was 16 and my abuser told me that it was his word against mine and no one would ever believe me. He was a lot older so I believed him.

“I went into a relationship blank, I found someone who said they loved me and that was that, I went with it. If I had seen the warning signs beforehand, I would never have stayed in a relationship with that person.

“Prevention is better than cure. Schools teach you maths, science and English but they never teach you about healthy relationships. If they did it would help to stop a lot of abuse and potentially save people’s lives.”

To book Relationships without Fear for your school, please email