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BeFree Positive Relationships Service - Barnardo's

BeFree Positive Relationships Service is for 10–18 year old females, including transgender individuals, living in Kent, who are at risk of experiencing unhealthy or abusive relationships.


We offer one-to-one sessions that explore self-esteem, healthy/unhealthy relationships, sexual health & consent (age appropriate), child sexual exploitation and keeping safe. We also offer group work programmes.


We aim to:
> Deliver a non-stigmatising relationship & sex education
> Build emotional health & resilience
> Empower young people to make informed choices about emotional & physical relationships


Sessions can take place in the community or in schools and can be held face-to-face or virtually via Google Meet/Skype or telephone, depending on circumstances and need. Please note, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we cannot currently meet with young people face-to-face.

Who to contact

Telephone
01892 511468
E-mail
befree@barnardos.org.uk
Website
https://www.barnardos.org.uk/.../befree-positive-relationships-service

Where to go

Name
Barnardo's BeFree Service
Address
130 London Road
Southborough
TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Kent
Postcode
TN4 0PL

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Held at times and places to suit the children and young people on the programme

Other Details

Referral required?
Yes
Referral and availability notes

Anyone can refer to BeFree, including parents, professionals and the young person themselves. Risk factors for young people to access the service include:
> Experiences of/witnessing domestic abuse
> Forming inappropriate/abusive relationships
> Conceiving under the age of 18
> Early sexual activity
> Maintaining sexual health

Referral process:
> We respond to referrals within 48 hours.
> If the referral is accepted, the work commences within 6 weeks.
> The young person is required to consent to receiving the service and our GDPR Policy will be followed.
> For young people under the age of 16, parental agreement is sought.

Age Range
10-18 year old females
Disablities:
Learning difficulty,

Local Offer

Local Offer Disabilities
Learning difficulty
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Needs Level
Medium
Low
SEN Provision Type
Universal

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