Empower – Schools Project

The Empower Project educates secondary school students on themes such as sexual violence and its impact, consent, and how to be an effective bystander by fostering safe environments where empathy, understanding and the power of our choices can be nurtured/explored. The Empower Project delivers assemblies, group work sessions and 1:1 emotional support.

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  1. Downloadable Resources
  2. Information for Schools
  3. Information for Parents & Caregivers
  4. Reports

Downloadable Resources

Downloadable Posters, Leaflets, Information sheets and Handouts – for Children, Young People, Schools and Parents and Caregivers.

Healthy Relationships - Empowering and Educational resources for Children and Young people around Healthy Relationships, Friendships and Personal Boundaries.

  1. Healthy Relationship Wheel

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  2. Non-Consensual Intimate Image Abuse & The Law

    A poster/ handout about the laws on non-consensual intimate image abuse and the dangers of online exploitation.

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  3. False Belief and Victim Blaming Poster

    A poster explaining what false beliefs people may have on sexual violence and the impacts of these false, victim- blaming beliefs.

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  4. The 5 F's trauma responses

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  5. Personal Bill of Rights

    A Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) poster on our personal rights within friendships, romantic relationships and family relationships.

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  6. Disempowered to Empowered Poster

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Consent - Download Educational Resources all about Consent and the Law

  1. Consent Poster

    A poster explaining the parameters of informed consent.

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  2. Brook Consent Handout

    Brook’s handout on consent

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  3. Consent in Romantic films and Fairytales

    A short  compilation showing some examples of issues around consent in romantic films and fairy tales. This demonstrates romanticised relationships and intimacy where consent is not present.

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  4. Unconscious is not consent

    Crown Prosecution Service's Legal Guidance: Consent

    What does the Crown Prosecution Service’s legal guidance say about consent? Click to read what the law says.

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Sexual health - Educational Handouts and Resources for Children and Young People on Healthy Sexuality and Safe Sex.

  1. Brook STI Handout

    Brook’s handout on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

    • Please note this Handout was not created by RSACC

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  2. Brook Contraception Handout

    Brook’s  handout on contraception options and the importance of safe sex

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  3. Brook Periods Handout

    Brook’s  handout on menstruation

    • Please note this Handout was not created by RSACC

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  4. Brook Abortion Handout

    Brook’s handout on abortion.

    • Please note this Handout was not created by RSACC

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  5. Brook Puberty & The Body Handout

    A Brook’s handout on puberty and the body.

    • Please note this Handout was not created by RSACC

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  6. Brook LGBTQIA+ Sexuality & Gender Handout

    Brook’s handout on LGBTQIA+, sexuality and gender

    • Please note this Handout was not created by RSACC

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  7. Non-Consensual Intimate Image Abuse

    A handout on the laws on non-consensual intimate image abuse. Alongside  information  online sexual violence.

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Sexual Violence - Some downloadable resources about Sexual Violence and it's impacts.

  1. Impacts Of Sexual Violence Handout

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  2. Non-Consensual Intimate Imagery Abuse

    A poster/ handout explaining non-consensual intimate image abuse and other forms of online sexual violence.

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  3. False Beliefs and Victim Blaming Poster

    A poster/handout explaining false beliefs, victim blaming and their impact

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  4. False Beliefs Handout Activity

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  5. Trauma Responses: The 5 F's Poster

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  6. RSACC's The Impact of Rape Myths Report

    RSACC’S 2023 Impacts of Rape Myths Report

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Bystander - Some resources on how to be an active bystander: How to challenge sexual violence and make a difference in your world.

  1. How to be an Active Bystander Poster

    A poster on how children and young people can become  active bystanders against sexual violence, bullying and other harmful behaviours.

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  2. Arguing with false beliefs Handout

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  3. Rape Myths, Victim Blaming and False Beliefs

    A poster  explaining the impacts and challenges of false beliefs on sexual violence.

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Reporting - Some useful resources on the justice process: What to expect following a report to the police or disclosure.

  1. Possible Outcomes Poster

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  2. Sexual Assault Referral Centres

    NHS Website: What to do if you require forensic or medical treatment following an experience of sexual violence

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  3. What could you expect after reporting? - Rape Crisis

    Rape Crisis England & Wales: What you could expect after reporting Sexual Violence?

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  4. RSACC Leaflet on ISVA

    ISVA and CHISVA Support

    Independent Sexual Violence Advisors: Supporting Victim/ Survivors from  reporting to the police – all the way through to the court.

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Help and support

  1. Get Support Poster

    Support poster with useful contact numbers and helplines for any child or young person who may be experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual violence.

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  2. Children and young people support

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Information for Schools

Key information about what we do as The Empower Project: How we can support students at your school, as well as helpful links and resources to other experts.

  1. Impacts of Rape Myths Report RSACC

    This Report details the impacts of the Rape Myths most commonly heard by staff from the Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre Darlington and County Durham.

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  2. CSACentre: Signs and Indicators resource

    The Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse: A resource designed to help professionals to gather the signs and indicators of sexual abuse and build a picture of their concerns.

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  3. CSACentre: Educational Setting Resources

    Link to:  The Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse – Three resources to help education professionals to identify and respond when they have concerns of child sexual abuse or behaviour.

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  4. How to Identify & Respond to disclosures of Child Sexual Abuse

    Key messages from research on Identifying and Responding to Disclosures of sexual abuse.

    • Please note this is not a RSACC report, this was created collaboratively by The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children & The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse.

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  5. The Child Sexual Abuse Response Pathway

    How to respond to disclosure:

    We understand that it is very distressing to learn a child has been abused or is at risk of abuse. To support adults when responding to disclosure of child sexual violence, The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse has pulled together this simple step by step guide in how best to respond to disclosure based on years of research and victim/ survivor testimony.

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Information for Parents & Caregivers

Some resources to help you support your children and young people.

  1. Children & Young person - Get support Poster

    Our Emotional Support Services are open to victim/ survivors of sexual violence, anyone who has been impacted by sexual violence and anyone who is supporting a survivor of sexual violence.

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  2. Support for Children & Young people

    A leaflet, detailing RSACC’s support options for children and young people

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  3. The Keystone Project

    A support group run by RSACC professionals, for Caregivers, Parents and Family Members of Victim/ Survivors of Sexual Violence.

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  4. (4-8yrs) NSPCC Pantosaurus PANTS Video for Younger Children

    A educational video about consent for Young Children (4-8yrs) around Consent in Child Language.

    • Please note this is not a RSACC resource and was developed by The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children & The Centre

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  5. The Child Sexual Abuse Response Pathway

    How to respond to disclosure:

    We understand that it is very distressing to learn a child has been abused or is at risk of abuse. To support adults when responding to disclosure of child sexual violence, The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse has pulled together this simple step by step guide in how best to respond to disclosure based on years of research and victim/ survivor testimony.

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Reports

Relevant reports about our work, along with external reports relating to sexual violence and young people

  1. RSACC Rape Myths Impact report

    A report on the impact of the rape myths most commonly heard by staff members from the Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre Darlington and County Durham.

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  2. How to Identify & Respond to disclosures of Child Sexual Abuse

    Key messages from research on Identifying and Responding to Disclosures of sexual abuse.

    • Please note this is not a RSACC report, this was created collaboratively by The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children & The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse.

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