Our mission is to dramatically redefine relationships for the next generation and beyond.
Our vision is that one day in this world, everyone will have the courage and skills to seek and achieve healthy, equal and fulfilling relationships.
The aims of EdShift are to carry out activities which benefit our community and to bring quality, structured drama-based learning programmes and digital resources to children and young people aged 7 -16 with a focus on:
Young people experience the highest rates of domestic abuse in any age group.
A third of girls report experiencing some form of sexual violence
A quarter of girls experience some form of physical violence
A third of young people have experienced some form of cyber abuse or stalking
There are 130,000 children in the UK living with domestic abuse where there is a high risk of murder or serious harm
The NSPCC report that 1 in 5 children in the UK have been exposed to domestic abuse.
Children experience a range of feelings from incredibly sad and depressed, to getting upset and angry, feeling lonely, scared and anxious or ashamed and embarrassed.
Currently, a third of children exposed to domestic violence will experience mental health issues and substance misuse and are four times more likely to enter an abusive relationship, either as a victim or a perpetrator.