The Teenage relationship abuse campaign, launched on 1 September 2011, and aims to prevent teenagers from becoming victims and perpetrators of abusive relationships.
The campaign encourages teenagers to re-think their views of acceptable violence, abuse or controlling behaviour in relationships and directs them to places for help and advice.
The This is abuse website gives teens the chance to discuss the issues with their peers and get access to third party support and advice. We also ran online discussion forums with the support of our partners such as AVA (Against Violence and Abuse), Women’s Aid, Respect – men's advice line, Beat Bullying and Broken Rainbow.
Download support materials
Support materials for partners such as A3 posters, postcards, DVDs and a leaflet for parents and carers can be order from the Central Storage and Distribution Centre. Please email us for order details and product codes.
Or you can download the posters or the leaflet for parents and carers from our publications section.
Advice for schools and teenagers
The following documents contain advice for schools and teenagers on dealing with issues around teenage relationship abuse. We would like to thank Women’s Aid, Against Violence and Abuse and Womankind for their help in the development of these materials.
- Expect respect: a toolkit for addressing teenage relationship abuse in key stages 3, 4 and 5
- Teenage relationship abuse: a teacher’s guide to violence and abuse in teenage relationships
- Abuse in relationships: a leaflet for teenagers
Find out more
The teenage relationship abuse campaign originally ran in February and March 2010 and we re-ran advertising from September to November 2011 on youth TV stations, in cinemas, on posters in schools, shopping and leisure centres and online. We are continuing to work closely with our partners who distribute the support materials locally to extend the campaign into the New Year.
The Home Office committed to running a youth prevention campaign to tackle teenage relationship violence in the Violence Against Women and Girls Action Plan which was published on 8 March 2010.
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- This is abuse website
- Department of Health: violence against women and children
- Directgov: advice for parents
- Forced marriage unit
- Female genital mutilation
- National domestic violence helpline
- National stalking helpline
- The poppy project
- NSPCC Helpline
- Rape crisis
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