Real Love Rocks

Our Mission

Today more than ever before, our children and young people live in an increasingly complex world both on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need help to navigate the modern world, so they know where support is available, and their rights to healthy, consensual and safe relationships with peers, partners, their family and across their community, to ensure that they can thrive as they grow up.

Barnardo’s are thrilled to be launching their NEW Real Love Rocks educational resources that provide professionals from across the children and young people’s workforce with everything that they need to create an open dialogue and engage with children and young people in a fun and empowering way through activities, games and animations in order to address what can seem daunting and difficult issues such as consent, grooming, technology, bullying, pornography, sexual harassment and relationship abuse.

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The Safer Futures Trauma Service are working hard to update and refreshing both of the original Primary and Secondary Real Love Rocks Healthy Relationships and Exploitation Educational Resources and have added new trauma informed content that places and emphasis on educating about feelings, brains and bodies, with a focus on developing empathy and kindness, both to themselves and others. The new wider content seeks to raise awareness of the different types of abuse and exploitation that people experience including Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Exploitation, Criminal Exploitation, Radicalisation and Extremism and covering themes such as;

  • Children’s Rights
  • Consent, power and control
  • Feelings and emotional regulation
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Grooming
  • Bullying / Cyberbullying
  • Appropriate / Inappropriate content online
  • Challenging victim blaming
  • Laws
  • Support Networks

The team have also listened carefully to teachers and other professionals who have used the original Real Love Rock resources and taken their feedback on board and are very excited to announce that they are currently developing a dedicated SEND Real Love Rocks Healthy Relationships and Exploitation Educational Resource.

Our resources have been developed with young people – making our resources current, relevant, and engaging… by young people for young people. We have also been liaising with trauma specialists, frontline practitioners, SEND leads, teachers, schools, colleges and universities and have included up-to date guidance and legislation in all our resources.

So, there will be three editions of the NEW Real Love Rocks pack, and furthermore we are creating new online webinars and training to further support professionals to deliver the content effectively.

We can’t wait to share the new Real Love Rocks resources with you soon. Our new website and packs will be ready in Spring 2022.

To register your interest please email rlr@barnardos.org.uk

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