Orkney Violence Against Women Training Consortium has been using the Zero Tolerance Respect Education Packs to ensure training on violence against women is delivered throughout the school system, by linking activity into the school personal and social development programme. Zero Tolerance delivered training to trainers in Orkney, who now work with the teachers and youth workers who run the Respect programme in schools throughout Orkney, as well as with young people who are not in employment, education or training.
The HMIE report (Joint inspection of services to protect children and young people in the Orkney Islands Council area) recognised the Training Consortium’s work as an example of good practice, stating: “Vulnerable children are able to identify someone to talk to if they need help or are worried about something. Staff from Women’s Aid Orkney are very good at helping children affected by domestic abuse to talk about their experiences and learn how to keep themselves safe. Children’s awareness of domestic abuse, bullying and how to keep safe is raised through their involvement in the RESPECT programme”.