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A partnership  between two local charities has seen over 50 young people aged 11 and over take part in a number of workshops delivered across East Staffordshire. 

The workshop theme was targeted at raising awareness of rape, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and domestic abuse. Thanks to staff from SARAC, a number of groups took part and engaged in these workshops. Workshops were hosted at Queen Street Community Centre with BACT’s Friday night youth club, Burton Albion Community Hub for the Junior Disability youth club and finally at Stapenhill FC where the current year 1 and year 2 Football and Education students got involved. 

Burton Albion Community Trust would like to thank all those who took part in the workshops and also SARAC for their support in delivery. There will be a second round of workshops delivered later this year. 

Health and Inclusion Manager John Widdowson said ” the response from the community was fantastic. All the feedback from the workshops was extremely positive and we’re pleased to have been able to have these delivered across a wide section of the community.

“We’re pleased to have utilised our partnership withSARAC and glad that we have engaged, inspired and educated people on a very important subject.”

Young persons service manager Liza Freeman said, “The young people at each provision have responded extremely well to the partnership between SARAC and Burton Albion Community Trust and we are pleased to have received such positive engagement from the young people that have taken part in the workshops so far. We are now looking forward to the next round of workshops to build on the success and continue to raise awareness and educate young people and their families on abusive relationships so that they can keep safe.”

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