Airport supports ‘Safe DATE’ workshops in local schools
20 February 2013
The Southampton Airport Community Fund has sponsored a number of Safe DATE workshops to be held in schools in Eastleigh and Southampton over the coming months, aimed at educating young people about domestic abuse.
The workshops are being delivered by local charity Safe Partnership and are available to schools throughout the county. Each workshop looks at what makes good and bad relationships, what signs to look out for in others, and what to do if you find yourself in an abusive relationship. They also use real life case studies to illustrate how domestic abuse can manifest itself and how in many cases the warning signs are there.
Quote from a year 10 boy: "It was alright cause it informed you of issues that could happen. The lady that presented it was really good cause she made us feel what it would be like if we were in that situation."
Quote from a year 10 girl: "It was really helpful and useful, it makes you more aware of dangers surrounding relationships. The presenter was really good, she really brought the issues to life.
Airport Communications Executive, Lucy Calvert, who attended the workshop at Regents Park Community College, commented, “I was very impressed by how engaged the students were with the topic and the obvious impact it was having on them. We’re very pleased to be able to help spread this message.”
Schools wising to book a free Safe DATE workshop can contact the Safe Partnership via www. www.safepartnership.org or calling 01929 551100.