Inspire Safer Futures is run by Jo Lane, an experienced Youth worker and trainer with Full DBS clearance and public liability insurance.
Providing bespoke training and awareness programs on -:
- Domestic Abuse
- Teen Relationship Abuse
- Healthy Relationships
- Forced Marriage
- So called “Honour” Violence
- Violence against women and girls (including F.G.M)
All sessions are interactive and can incorporate a creative element if required such as creating booklets, film-making or animation. (See Creative Campaigns & collaborations)
Sessions can be tailored to the needs of the individual group and can be run in a variety of settings. Workshops can be designed to simply raise awareness of the issues or they can be more focused towards specific groups of young people and individuals.
My background working as a residential social worker has given me a plethora of skills and knowledge in safeguarding and many tools for working with hard to reach young people. I have a firm belief in the need for creative practices when educating young people on the personal, social and health elements of their lives. Many young people do not have a nurturing family environment where these sorts of skills are learnt and schools and youth provisions can be the only safe place where this information can be sought.
I am passionate about prevention work and educating young people about domestic abuse and healthy relationships. I have always practiced a holistic approach to this work and strongly believe that the initial step should be to train teachers and youth workers first.
I was recently shortlisted for sexual health professional of the year 2014, nominated by Brook sexual health charity.
‘ Jo is a tireless campaigner for the rights of young people dealing with complex and sensitive issues ranging from domestic abuse to FGM and forced marriage. She delivers training to professionals which is informative, imaginative and inspiring.
Her workshops with young people use a mixture of theory and creative thinking which enables attendees to engage with topics which are often challenging. She supports young people to develop art pieces or short films which they can use to promote the positive messages they’ve heard to their peers. She focuses her work with groups who are often marginalised or forgotten and is an advocate for those who do not have a voice.’ – Georgia Johnston – Business Development Officer (Child Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Abuse and Violence)
I am also an Artist and Filmmaker and have written and directed two short films as well as running various film and animation projects in the community. You can see my films here: www.vimeo.com/user9995935