our Programmes

Act Out / Speak Up

EdShift’s drama based domestic abuse and sexual violence prevention programme for children and young people aged 7 – 21.


The cost of domestic abuse is estimated to be approximately £66 billion.

We’re on a mission to dramatically redefine relationships for the next generation and beyond.

The cost of domestic abuse is estimated to be approximately £66 billion.

The world needs an astronomical shift to tackle this problem.

Our ACT OUT/SPEAK UP prevention programme is EdShift’s strategic response to the recommendations laid out in the Home Office’s Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan and Tackling Violence against Women and Girls Strategy.

Innovative Relationship Sex Education:

At EdShift we believe that innovative arts-based Relationship Sex Education has the power to shape beliefs and values and prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence.

We’re ready to empower a rising generation with the courage to explore new perspectives, challenge stereotypes and aspire to live in a different world.

The programme:

Our drama-based ACT OUT/SPEAK UP programme is delivered to children and young people (aged 7 – 21 ) to help them develop the skills for healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds.

Workshops are explored through a blended learning experience covering important topics like:

unhealthy relationships

The characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships,

Positive effects

The positive effects that healthy relationships have on mental wellbeing.

The Law

Key aspects of the law relating to: consent, rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, grooming in person and online, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

We also provide CPD training for professionals:

For more information about ACT OUT/SPEAK UP and our training programmes, call Ellie on: 07596855364.


"They use visual digital resources that really help to guide the children through the workshops."

"It's very rare that we don't get at least one child needing support throughout the day, but that wasn't the case when EdShift visited our school. The children were extremely engaged and were still asking questions a while after the sessions had finished'

"Powerful, hard hitting, and informative. Just what our year 11s needed. Loved that the practitioners stayed behind afterwards so some of the young people could talk to them 1:1 if needed'.

"My colleague has already recommended this to other neighbouring schools. Just brilliant.” "Essential, innovative and really eye opening. The kids loved the drama element".

"5 stars for the training. Very needed, informative, and fantastic to see things through the eyes of a child."