Resilience and Relationships
WHAT IT'S ABOUT...
Teenage pregnancy is seen as a key indicator of poor relationships, low self-esteem and confidence and recent work to refocus on this area has led to the creation of this framework, because it is believed that resilience and relationships are also key to improving other areas of concern for young people, which the broader 0-19 programme is seeking to address.
WHAT THE FRAMEWORK DOES...
The framework pulls together interventions supporting young people and aims to understand, promote and share intelligence about the shared offer in order to develop prevention and early help.
WHAT WE KNOW...
We know from various places such as the Adolescent Lifestyle Survey that young people face a range of challenges in their lives such as family breakdowns, drugs and alcohol or bullying. Resilience and Relationships is about educating and supporting young people to understand and create relationships that are positive, safe and make people feel good in themselves and about themselves, and helping them build resilience so that they can live happy and healthy lives and achieve their goals.
MEETING THE NEEDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE...
The framework brought together 14 projects in 2016 with a focus on raising aspiration and meeting the needs of young people, largely through prevention or early intervention ensuring:
- All children and young people receive good-quality sex and relationship education at home, at school and in the community age and stage appropriate
- All children and young people know how to ask for help and are able to access help
- All children and young people understand consent, sexual consent and issues around abusive relationships
- Young people have the confidence and emotional resilience to understand the benefits of loving, healthy relationships and delaying sex
- We all work together to safeguard young people
- All young people receive appropriate information and education to enable them to make informed decisions
- All young people have the opportunity to raise their aspirations
WHAT IS THE AIM...
The aim is to get in early with children and young people to ensure positive outcomes, to build their confidence and raise their aspirations to prevent teen pregnancy, poor sexual health, poor emotional health and the take up of drugs and substances amongst other things.
The emphasis will be on ‘I can’, in empowering children and young people to become the adults they want to be, having the opportunity to reach their potential.
WHAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO...
The Resilience and Relationships Framework came together in 2016 and will continue to develop as part of the broader 0-19 programme. It will continue to focus on joint working with partners in delivering and promoting prevention and early help activities, to raise aspirations in children and young people.
WANT TO KNOW MORE...
If you would like to know more about the Framework or would like to be part of it, please contact:
Head of Young Peoples Support Service (YPSS) firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Hub Cluster Coordinator, Aspirations and Teen Parent Lead email@example.com
Prevention and Wellbeing Manager, Adult Services Health Improvement firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for Resilience and Relationships Booklet - Please view the booklet to find out about services in N E Lincs.