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Respond was delighted to be featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour on Friday 23rd March 2018.  Our Young People's Service Manager, Rosie Creer, pictured, talked about our way of working and the difference we achieve for young people and their families.  As part of the interview, a parent we support speaks very movingly about her daughter and the way in which Respond has impacted on their lives.  Listen again on the link below: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09vyw41




Respond Young People's Services

 

Young people with disabilities are 3-4 times more likely to experience abuse than their non disabled peers.


Respond's Young People's Service works alongside others to reduce the likelihood of young people experiencing abuse, increase Young People's ability to make safe and positive choices around relationships and sexual behaviour, and enable them to better cope with their experiences.


We do this by delivering:


  • *    Individual and group therapy for young people with learning disabilities, autism or both

  • *    Therapeutic support to parents and carers

  • *    Sex and relationships programmes for individuals and groups

  • *    Reflective practice for staff

  • *    Consultancy

  • *    Training


We work with primary, secondary and transition aged young people, covering a wide range of subjects including


  • *    Body boundaries

  • *    Sexual development

  • *    Healthy relationships

  • *    Consent

  • *    Child sexual exploitation

  • *    Sharing sexual images

  • *    Teenage relationships abuse

  • *    Public and private places and spaces

  • *    Transition


We have a streamed offer to support  sex and relationships education in school:


  • *    Training to teaching staff, delivery of lesson plans

  • *    Training to learning support staff.


Have you thought about clinical support for your teaching and non teaching staff?  Respond can provide regular reflective support and supervision to staff teams and safeguarding leads.


Respond can provide individual and group therapy in schools and colleges.

 

Through weekly contact with our therapist students who are both verbal and non-verbal are equipped with strategies that they can own and that enable them not to just ‘get by’ but to actually thrive!’   Sean McDonald, Deputy Head – Richard Cloudesley School, Islington


Our KS3 classes recently enrolled in a 12 week Harm Prevention Programme.  Without excepetion, feedback is positive - staff have specifically mentioned raised confidence, improved self-esteem and better negotiation skills amongst the students.  The sessions are lively, creative and dynamic and I have over heard the students saying how much they are looking forward to the next session.  Behaviour incidents have reduced for those students engaged in the programme and the staff who support the sessions seem more confident and reassuring when engaged with the students - Deputy Headteacher, Riverside School, Haringey


 


If you are interested in this service, we would be delighted to have a conversation.  Please contact Rosie Creer, Young People's Service Manager or Elizabeth Thomas or alternatively, please call 0207 874 5485.

To discuss a referral, please call our main number: 0207 383 0700 and ask for The Young People's Service, or download a Referral form