As a primarily online programme, the delivery of Risk-Avert is continuing throughout the pandemic.
The emerging evidence suggests that the impact of the lockdown and pandemic may have a significant negative effect on the emotional well-being of children and young people, this means it is more important than ever that programmes such as Risk-Avert are available to support our children and young people.
We have made several changes to the programme to ensure that our existing schools and those new to the programme can continue to delivery the programme over the 2020/21 academic year.
The main changes to the programme are:
- Information events during the summer term 2020
- Development of a virtual training programme for the 2020/21 academic year
- Changes to programme content to ensure appropriateness for the current situation
- New specific resources in our new RSE and Health Education curriculum
- More flexibility for schools in how the programme can be delivered. This includes options to alter programme elements if required to adhere to social distancing requirements