Hitting Home to highlight abuse

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SCHOOLS in the Eastbourne area are being invited to take advantage of a new programme aimed at raising awareness of domestic abuse and keeping safe among young people.

Hitting Home took two years to complete and was created in partnership with a number of organisations including local colleges and the East Sussex Youth Development Service.

Schools created eight films to accompany the resource pack. It has been produced by Sussex-based charity Sound Architect Creative Media in conjunction with the Llankelly Chase Foundation.

A charity spokesman said, “The educational resource pack will support teaching and raise awareness of domestic abuse, keeping safe and associated issues.

“The aim is to raise awareness of domestic violence; abusive relationships and broader related issues relevant to young people aged 12-16. The outcome is the affirmation that young people have the right to feel safe and signposts them to sources of support for victims, witnesses and perpetrators of abuse.”

The resource pack will assist teachers in planning lessons for different key stages within different subject areas and is provided free to 15 secondary schools in Sussex. It is flexible enough to be adapted for any local authority and school by providing the relevant information links within the local vicinity.

For more contact Sound Architect on enquiries@soundarchitect.org.uk or telephone 07592 021590. Sound Architect Creative Media is a Sussex-based charity formed in 2003 providing multimedia programmes, projects and training.