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Games technology students tackle violence prevention

May 2, 2015

  Today (28th April) Somerset College students took up the challenge to develop a unique game that will tackle the issues and perceptions around violence. The project was developed between Somerset College Computer Games Technology course students and Stand Against Violence. The game project aims to provide the students with the work experience which is…

Taunton business ladies go red for Stand Against Violence

April 24, 2015

  OVER 50 business ladies from across Taunton turned up today (April 23) to raise awareness and funds for local charity Stand Against Violence (SAV). The event called on business ladies to wear red shoes, lipstick and clothes to raise awareness of the charity’s work on violence prevention. It is just one of many fundraising…

Job description: Teacher

April 18, 2015

SAV is recruiting teachers to deliver our educational workshops in England and Wales. We are looking for freelance/self employed teachers but are happy to consider PAYE on a zero hours contract. The teaching role is critical to our work. You should have teaching experience and relevant qualifications, be comfortable teaching emotive subject matter and preferably some…

Evaluation proves SAV is having a significant impact on violence

February 3, 2015

Today we see the release of our long awaited evaluation. Over the last 6 months we have been working with the Centre for Public Health (CPH) to evaluate our schools based work. There is only small pockets of research in to the use of educational based approaches to prevention. Through feedback and first hand experience…

Santander Supports Violence Prevention Charity

February 2, 2015

The annual Stand Against Violence (SAV) celebrity quiz night raised £1,350 last year. The sell-out event takes place in October at Vivary Golf Club hosted by non other than The Chase’s Paul Sinha. This year’s event was supported by Santander’s local branches in Bridgwater and Taunton who match funded evening bring the total raised to…

Job Description: Sales and bookings co-ordinator

January 26, 2015

Pay rate: £6.50 p/h Hours: 14 hrs per week Main objective To increase school bookings and manage those bookings/clients effectively. Duties and key responsibilities: Identifying and making contact with possible clients through letter, telephone and email Direct mail marketing campaigns will take place between each academic term Keeping an up to date contact database Secure…

Real celebrities

July 17, 2014

We always think of celebrities as being someone famous who is well known by many, maybe a music star or film star. Over the years I have had the privileged of meeting some of these celebrities even the Queen! However I have met some individuals in the last couple of years who I have been…

Inter-sectoral working in violence prevention

July 10, 2014

Education, health, academics, criminal justice and Government must work together to tackle violence It has been well researched and documented since 1999 but yet health services are still not the main instigators of violence prevention work in the UK. The WHO proposed in 2002 that health services are best placed to implement violence prevention measures…

Prevention is better than cure

April 29, 2014

Running workshops and PSHE programmes around bullying and violence does not indicate that a school has a problem with these issues. Schools should not feel that this is the image they will portray. The recent stabbing of teacher Anne Maguire in Leeds ( once again highlights the need for prevention programmes in schools. This school…

Are educational programmes actually working?

April 25, 2014

Written by Adam Fouracre, CEO of Stand Against Violence Following the recent release of the Cardiff University report demonstrating a 12% reduction in violence, there are some interesting and positive observations that can be made. These observations may offer a glimmer of hope for those of us working in the field of prevention education. 'quality PSHE' The report released…
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