Category Archives: Violence is Preventable

school-based abuse prevention programmes

It works, is effective and does not cost much. Research has shown that to provide the V.I.P. programme is a school costs just over £300 and a disclosure of abuse costs just £21. A disclosure of abuse can mean early … Continue reading

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V.I.P. Research

The V.I.P. Programme research was carried out in partnership with 18u, the University of Dundee and Dundee Education Department. It is top quality research and over 8 papers have now been published on it in peer reviewed International Journals. Results … Continue reading

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Vulnerable Adults…who cares!

We recently got some funding to extend our work with vulnerable adults, which is great because there is not a lot going on other than lip service and writing of policies. Now the policies would be great if they did … Continue reading

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being seen to be doing something

It seems that all we’ve heard about in recent weeks is inquiries into this and inquiries into that. It’s like people think ‘Oh another abuse scandal? Quick let’s set up an inquiry.’ And so the government, or the BBC or … Continue reading

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Are we too scared to let our children grow?

So, while perusing the blogs I came across this the chaotic mum It’s about the wee girl April Jones that went missing on monday night and the tendency of many people to blame her parents for letting her play outside on her … Continue reading

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Drink N Think event.

Our first foray into involving everyday people in the fight against sexual exploitation went well, on Thursday night we invited guys from across the city to come together for an informal chat about the issue. The event was a struggle … Continue reading

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Free V.I.P. sessions

The Violence Is Preventable programmes and sessions are still available free of change until the end of this year. After that, schools will have to pay for them. We received some funding to provide the sessions free to schools and … Continue reading

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Getting ready for action!

The end of the school holidays is rapidly approaching which means our work will soon change. The end of holidays takes us back into the schools to deliver the V.I.P. sessions to school children. While this is a lot of … Continue reading

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Rumour, Lies and Stupidity

A simple tactic for abusers is to try and discredit survivors and those who support them by spreading rumours, lies and making innuendo. Survivors often face this when they try to break silence. Abusers try to muddy the waters by … Continue reading

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Power

Those with power have a responsibility not  to  misuse their power, or so we generally believe in this democratic society. Whether it is a parent, a police officer, a local council or the government is make no difference and any … Continue reading

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