Warrington Borough Council is supporting the Home Office campaign ‘Disrespect NoBody’, which encourages young people to know the signs of a unhealthy relationship.
The Home Office recently launched the third phase of the Disrespect NoBody campaign. The aim of the campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old, from becoming victims of abusive relationships or from harming others.
The Disrespect NoBody campaign helps young people to:
· understand what a healthy relationship is
· re-think their views of controlling behaviour, violence, abuse and sexual abuse
· understand what consent means within their relationships.
It aims to prevent the onset of domestic violence in adults by challenging attitudes and behaviours amongst young people that abuse in relationships is acceptable.
Cllr Jean Carter, executive board member for children’s services said: “It is important that young people recognise the signs of an unhealthy relationship and keep themselves safe. Relationships can be confusing and it can difficult to understand what is and isn’t normal behaviour.”
“The campaign website includes information about sexting, relationship abuse, consent, rape and porn, as well as information about organisations young people can approach for help.”
For more information on the campaign go to www.disrespectnobody.co.uk