Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Children to Get Lessons in Healthy Relationships

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Children to Get Lessons in Healthy Relationships

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CHILDREN and young people in Trafford will be taught the importance of healthy relationships as part of a strategy to stamp out domestic abuse and sexual violence.

The blueprint has been drafted under the umbrella of Trafford Partnership, whose members include the borough council and Greater Manchester Police.

A key aim of the strategy is giving children the skills to recognise domestic abuse and reduce the risk of them becoming a victim or perpetrator.

"To reduce the prevalence of domestic abuse, children and young people need to understand what a healthy relationship is," a report says.

"Therefore, the partnership is committed to delivering a schoolsbased healthy relationship programme. The scheme will also be extended to places where vulnerable young people access to ensure that those who do not engage in school receive intervention. …

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