Please allow me to introduce you to S.T.A.N.D; a unique child abuse prevention model unlike any other. With new reports of child abuse on the increase, S.T.A.N.D is both relevant and vital!
Delivered as a 2 hour parental awareness workshop, S.T.A.N.D provides important information, support and guidance for parents & caregivers - IT DOES NOT INVOLVE CHILDREN nor does it discuss any acts of sexual abuse.
S.T.A.N.D delivers a clear message of guidance to parents on how to protect their children and recognise early on, signs of the grooming process.
Please consider for a moment, A 'vulnerable' child..
S.T.A.N.D is written on the principle that ALL children are vulnerable, due to having limited choices - as parents & caregivers we regularly over-ride our childrens choices without really listening, because we believe as adults that we know best - which is not always the case. Children inadvertantly enjoy or suffer the consequences of our decisions.
S.T.A.N.D promotes EARLY PREVENTION, with the view to recognising and preventing any would-be abuser from having contact with a child.
Whilst ALL prevention models play their part in keeping children safe, rather than teaching the CHILD how to report individuals asking to see underwear, (which in my opinion is far too close for comfort, in some cases too late), S.T.A.N.D aims to prevent such individuals from getting that close in the first place removing ALL responsibility for child safety and welfare away from the child thus allowing them to enjoy childhood, S.T.A.N.D focuses on parental responsibility instead.
'As a parent, you are the first and often ONLY line of defense in protecting your child/children from harm'
S.T.A.N.D high-lights to parents manipulator processes, techniques and behaviours; how to recognise grooming processes, how to response effectively and most importantly how to protect their child and prevent harm.
It is not only the police, the government, or even the NSPCC and other childrens charities who will prevent the sexual abuse of children in the future; but YOU AND I!
I aim to see S.T.A.N.D made available Every parent in every community across the UK, which is where you come in!
The response to S.T.A.N.D so far has been positive and encouraging.....
Excellent, powerful and thought-provoking'
'Prevention is key to stopping the sexual abuse of children, S.T.A.N.D makes a very useful contribution to this work'
With the funds pledged from crowd funding, the aim is to deliver S.T.A.N.D prevention workshops to parents, caregivers and organisations across the UK, delivering S.T.A.N.D to parents & care-givers and training trainers in organisations across communities.
S.T.A.N.D is a really worthwhile project, which I am extremely passionate about it, head, heart & soul. Reviews of S.T.A.N.D are positive, as they too agree that prevention is key and that S.T.A.N.D makes a very useful contribution to prevention - that has to be good enough!
If S.T.A.N.D prevents just one child; one family from the ordeal and aftermath of sexual abuse, it has to be worth it.
I am confident in S.T.A.N.D as prevention, I hope you can believe in and support it to.
If you are a business willing to pledge, we will happily advertise company logos on our vehicle & training materials.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
'It is far easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men' (Fredrick Douglass)