What we've been up to this month:

April has positively flown by at Kidscape as we’ve started a new content series with blogs from CEO Lauren and Head of Fundraising Nikki, and our ZAP project has undergone its interim evaluation.

Nikki was the first contributor to our new content series which aims to make the most of the in-house experts that we are so lucky to work with at Kidscape. Her blog on charities and consent is a fascinating insight into one of the major challenges facing fundraising teams today - 3 minutes well spent whether you are in the sector or not. Lauren then followed with a timely piece on tackling sexual harassment in schools. She had just been at the ATL ‘17 conference and offers invaluable tips to help children develop a healthy attitude to one another.

Our ZAP assertiveness training project for badly bullied children is half way through its 3-year grant from the Big Lottery Fund, and our external evaluators have produced an interim report. ZAP is producing consistently positive results for the young people and their families who attend, with 80% of participants more able to deal with bullying, 96% more confident and 88% reporting improved mental health. It’s amazing to see what difference one day can make in these children’s lives, and we’re looking forward to welcoming the RYH team to film part of a session in May.