THE ARDENT PROJECT

                                                      “The Effects, Impact and Reality of Pornography”

The Ardent Project is an awareness programme raising knowledge and development aimed at upskilling staff, volunteers, business organisations, schools, education providers, students and those vulnerable to sexual abuse, trafficking and organisational harm and exploitation through Vocational education. Areas that fall under this banner include-

• Define Pornography and its purpose in society.
• Technology and Pornography- How it effects us.
• Porn effects on the brain- Hormones and Development.
• Fantasy v Reality- What is real and what is acting, the real emotions of sex workers and long term issues.
• Power, Sexual Abuse and Violence, is it connected to online activity? Coercion, Control and Mental  coercion signs to look out for.
• Signs of depression, disorders and self harm within the sexual arena.
• When No means No, Consent and unable to consent, How to withdraw consent.
• How to report sexual crimes, abuse and understanding of safeguarding, to include specialist reporting units to include police and outreach companies,      both NHS and private.
• Obscenity law-What is Abuse, Rape, Coercion and Trafficking.
• Workplace locations where abuse is believed to be active and how to deal with this.

Aims and Objectives

• To up skill staff, volunteers and students in a broad range of industries and work sectors, building confidence on identifying and reporting signs of              exploitation, sex abuse and grooming in the classroom and online.

• Community organisations such as-Youth clubs, vulnerable persons organisations, sex workers and contributors, especially those needing extra support    on identifying such issues.
 

• Businesses which have reporting of abuse or are open to preventing the escalating issues with sex abuse and online safety.

• Industries effected by online harm around online predators and sexual issues. 

• Engaging with organisations where online, predatory and sexual crimes are an issue, or the potential to develop issues.

• To work in partnership with specific organisations including the Metropolitan Police, charities, sexual health organisations to up skill and educate        schools,  workplaces and organisations.

• To provide promotional materials, ongoing support and help with long term impact to educate and enhance information and long term development.

Evidence suggests this is a subject that covers the alarming issue for safety, health and education boards to take on board. Therefore, I recommend using skilled workers of this specific education area to assist government, organisations and education boards to help lower statistics and save lives.