Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence
Morton Academy is proud to be an accredited Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Champion School.
The Home Office definition of Domestic Violence is:
Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.
This can encompass but is not limited to the following types of abuse:
As a DV Champion School we promote Healthy Relationships and aim to educate our students about what a healthy relationship is, looks and feels like.
We do this in a number of ways:
Encouraging open and honest dialogue between staff and students
PSHCE Programmes and assemblies delivered by an external agency expert in Domestic violence.
Teaching our students and staff about the Law, how to identify if they themselves are in an unhealthy relationship and what to do if they need help or support.
Many of our staff are fully trained champions and able to support our students, staff and families appropriately.
It’s never too late to get help!