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Splitz Devon feel honoured to have recently worked with Project Pyramid. Project Pyramid has been created by a group of inspiring young people aged 15 – 17 years as part of their National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.
The aim of Project Pyramid is to raise awareness of domestic abuse amongst young people aged 11 – 16 years and to raise money for a charity. We are delighted that Project Pyramid chose Splitz' Devon service.
Splitz Devon Safeguarding Team worked closely with Project Pyramid to help them raise awareness, and spoke at the Project Pyramid launch event, as well as supporting the project throughout the process. The young people used a range of resources to raise awareness including utilizing social media platforms, creating a hash tag (#changeDAviews) and producing a rap and music video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bi46HLVoDw.
Project Pyramid raised an amazing £225 for Splitz Devon which we plan to use within the Safeguarding Team to create a further resource to help spread awareness for domestic abuse amongst young people.
The young people originally had intentions of Project Pyramid being a short term project for the students’ NCS project, however due to their passion for this area the young people have decided to keep the project going for the foreseeable future. Splitz Devon therefore plan to remain working alongside Project Pyramid to help them raise awareness. We look forward to continue to work alongside these passionate young people and support them in this venture.
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Splitz' Devon service was invited to attend an awareness raising event at the mosque in Exeter on the 8th March for International Women's Day and Fair Trade Fortnight. The Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVA) attending met many people at their stand, which formed part of the exhibition.
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Following the success of the Talk Toolkit for teenagers, Devon’s Safeguarding Team, led by Team Leader Emma Stephens, has developed a new toolkit for primary aged children. The toolkit, which has been developed in consultation with seven local schools, will provide professionals working with primary age children with a resource to help them support those who have been affected by domestic abuse.
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Devon Domestic Abuse Support Service (DDASS) is delighted that Exeter Council has chosen to support our Young People Safeguarding Team in their work around creating ‘Safe and Sound’ - a toolkit for primary age children who experience the impact of domestic abuse.