Eyes Open - YC Hertfordshire Healthy Relationships Programme

  • Ongoing
  • Free
  • Hertfordshire
HealthAdvice & Information

Want to be more confident and happier in your relationships? Worried about a relationship being or becoming sexual? Want to find out how and where you can get support? The YC Hertfordshire Healthy Relationships Programme can help you to make informed, safe choices and to have appropriate, healthy and safe relationships. It is specially designed to enable 13-17 year olds* to recognise and develop healthy relationships and keep themselves safe from sexual exploitation.

What is child sexual exploitation?
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse when someone under 18 is forced or tricked into doing something sexual, often receiving something in return such as affection, gifts, money, drugs or alcohol. The abuser is likely to groom a child or young person into trusting them, this can be done face-to-face or online.

CSE affects thousands of children and young people in England every year. It has a devastating impact on young people and their families and should be a concern for everyone. It is largely a hidden crime, and raising awareness of this type of abuse is essential to preventing it and stopping it early when it does happen. Remember that there is always help available.

The YC Hertfordshire Healthy Relationships Programme will help you to make informed, safe choices and help you to have appropriate, healthy and safe relationships.

What will you learn on the healthy relationships programme?

  • Staying safe online and the dangers of sharing personal information
  • The risks of using online dating sites
  • Understanding consent
  • What is meant by ‘sexting’, and the possible consequences of sharing photographs
  • How real-life positive relationships differ from those shown in pornography and how pornography can affect expectations of sex
  • How sexualised images can affect your body image and confidence
  • The law around Child Sexual Exploitation
  • What sexual violence is
  • Asking for help - how professionals will help you
  • How and where to seek support and guidance about sexual exploitation

Do you think you would benefit from this?

Get in touch: use the phone number or email address below and give us a few basic details. Your local team will then get in touch to talk about how we can help you and where your nearest programme is happening. You can also get in touch if you’re worried about a friend.

 

*The YC Hertfordshire Healthy Relationships Programme is for 13-17 year olds, young people leaving care up to 21 years old and young people with a learning disability up to 24 years old.

Details

Venue: Please get in touch, to find the venue of your nearest Healthy Relationships project, Hertfordshire

Age Range: 13-17, up to 21 for care-leavers, up to 24 for young people with a learning disability

Cost: Free

Timing and Repeats:
The programmes run every term, once a week for seven weeks.

Booking Info: Booking always needed

Organisation: YC Hertfordshire, tel: 01438 843889, email: sarah.parkhouse@hertfordshire.gov.uk, website: click here...

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