Young People's Service (Aylesbury Vale)

The Young People's Service is a free service offered by Aylesbury Women's Aid for young women and men, living across Aylesbury Vale. The services can be delivered in schools, colleges and other youth organisations.

The service aims to:

  • Offer a person-centred supportive approach to young people, enabling them to understand their rights to healthy, safe relationships. Raise awareness of the of the imbalance of power in relationships, and the influence this may have on young people’s intimate relationships.

  • Enable individuals to identify and reflect on their experiences and explore how they can express their feelings and behaviours in a positive way.

  • Increase self-esteem and confidence.

  • Empower young people to make informed choices within their relationships.

  • Educate young people on the early warning signs of unhealthy relationships, and where to seek support when needed.

Our service welcomes all young people regardless of ethnic origin, disability, sexuality, nationality and religious or cultural beliefs. All sessions will be run in line with our policies and procedures, including Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discriminatory Practice, Confidentiality and Access to Information, Protection from Abuse, and Safeguarding and Protection of Children and Young People. Copies of all policies are available on request.

ONE TO ONE SUPPORT and ADVOCACY

A healthy relationship programme for young people aged 11 to 13. 1-hour sessions delivered over 5 weeks, suitable for small or large groups. Based on the Women's Aid 'Expect Respect' Toolkit, the programme challenges assumptions about gender, power and equality.

Promoting the message that abuse is not acceptable, it helps young people to understand the difference between abusive and non-abusive behaviour. Supporting young people to manage feelings as well as accepting responsibility for one’s own feelings and behaviour. Providing information on peer support and where to get help.

EXPECT RESPECT PROGRAMME

1-hour sessions for young people aged 11 to 17, providing emotional and practical support for those who have experienced domestic violence in their household, or directly in their own intimate relationships. Risk assessment, safety and support planning based on individual needs.


Referral and signposting to specialist agencies where necessary. Advocacy at professional meetings such as safeguarding, and support through legal processes.


AWARE - RELATIONSHIP EMPOWERMENT


A relationship empowerment programme for young women aged 13 to 17. 1-hour sessions delivered over 5 weeks, for groups of 6 to 12 young women. Using aspects of the 'Expect Respect' Toolkit and interactive activities to explore issues such as boundaries, conflict, gender stereotyping, influences on attitudes and beliefs, and Control versus Love.

Who to contact

Contact Name
April Benson
Contact Position
Director of Services
Telephone
E-mail
enquiries.awaid@outlook.com
Website
Aylesbury Women's Aid
Notes

24 hour Emergency Helpline: 07742 162484 for Buckinghamshire area only

Emergency contact number available from 5:30 pm to 9:30 am Monday to Friday and 24 hours weekend and bank holidays

Related Service
Aylesbury Women's Aid

Where to go

Name
Aylesbury Women's Aid
Address
PO Box 85
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP21 8WA
Venue Notes

Confidential Addresses

Geographic Area Covered
Aylesbury Vale

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday | 9:30am to 2:30pm Term time only (24 hour Emergency Helpline available)
Session Information
24 hour Emergency Helpline available on: 07742 162484 (Buckinghamshire area only)

Other Details

Cost Description

Free Service

Age Ranges
11 to 17 years

Referral

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Referrals will be accepted from individuals, statutory or voluntary agencies. A referral form must be completed and returned to the Youth Worker.

To make an enquiry or a referral to the service, please contact Chloe Bond, Youth Worker on:

or at Aylesbury Women's Aid, P. O. Box 85, Aylesbury  HP21 8WA.

Last Updated
01/11/2019

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