Sexual Violence Prevention Project

CONTACT DETAILS

EDINBURGH RAPE CRISIS CENTRE (ERCC)

0131 556 9437
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North East, North West, South East, South West

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Who is the service for?
Young People (16-25), Primary School (5-12), Secondary School (13-15)
What age range is it suitable for?
4 - 12, 13 - 16, 17 - 25

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CONTACT DETAILS

17 Claremont Crescent, Leith, EDINBURGH, EH7 4HX
0131 557 6737

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information SERVICE DETAILS

ERCC offers free, high quality sexual violence prevention education to 11 - 25 year olds in schools, youth groups and other youth settings in Edinburgh. We do so as part of Rape Crisis Scotland’s National Prevention Network, using the Preventing Sexual Violence pack which is delivered by Rape Crisis centres in schools across Scotland.

We work with young people to hear their views on sexual violence and what can be done to change it. We published research on this as part of the Scottish Young People Create Change Network. We have also championed creative participation work in this area with young people.

Read more about our prevention work at https://www.ercc.scot/prevention/our-prevention-project

CONTACT - Lisa.Waiting@ercc.scot

OUR WORKSHOPS...

Our workshops are evidence-based and participatory. They’re designed to help young people explore these issues surrounding sexual violence – including sexting, pornography, and consent – in a safe and informative environment.

Workshops are broken down into age appropriate sessions for S1/2, S3/4, S5/6, 18–25yr olds, with sessions focusing on the following topics:

- Gender – gender norms and inequality, and the harmful impact of these on how we view ourselves and others.
- Consent – legal definition of consent, pressure, mutual enthusiasm, respect and addressing rape myths.
- Sexualisation – the power of marketing and images to influence gendered behaviour and self-image, including the music and porn industries.
- What is sexual violence? – explores sexual violence as that which is sexually violating, including sexual insults and sexual harassment.
- Sexual violence: impacts and support – the impacts of sexual violence on survivors and how to get support or help others.
- Social media – sexting, online safety, and the law.
- How we can help prevent sexual violence? – explore a safe bystander approach, what we can do to influence others’ behaviours and attitudes in a positive way, and harmful attitudes towards sexual violence such as ‘victim-blaming’.

All workshops have been designed to complement and contribute towards key aims identified in the Curriculum for Excellence, Getting It Right for Every Child and Equally Safe.

Our external evaluation found that:

- Over 90% of young people reported a greater understanding of the issues following workshops
- Over 90% of teachers agreed that the learning outcomes had been achieved

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Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre (ERCC)

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