About Us

Tender is a charity that works to promote healthy relationships based on equality and respect. Using theatre and the arts, we engage young people in violence prevention, enabling them to recognise and avoid abuse and violence.

Tender was established in 2003, since then, we have worked with thousands of young people and professionals to educate them about positive relationships and creating supportive, abuse-free communities. We challenge attitudes which tolerate, condone and normalise violence and increase skills in safeguarding against unhealthy relationships.

We work in schools, youth centres, pupil referral units, offices and healthcare settings creating tailored projects which offer support and meet specific needs of young people and any staff that may require increased awareness of domestic abuse. Tender aims to engage, to challenge, to entertain and to provoke a fundamental reassessment of our tolerance to abuse.

Press releases

Olivia Colman Announced as Tender Patron

Contact: Rebecca Holmes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel. +44(0)20 7697 4279 Email: rebecca@tender.org.uk Date: 14/10/2014 OLIVIA COLMAN NAMED... read more

Press Release • 14.10.2014 • By Tender Education and Arts

Shortlist Announced for The Guardian Charity Awards 2014

Tender is pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted for this year's Guardian Charity Award. It is an inspirational reminder that the... read more

Press Release • 02.10.2014 • By Tender Education and Arts

Tender Recruiting Young People to Campaign Against Domestic Violence

Tender is looking for young people between the ages of 14-21 to join their Youth Board, a governing body who steer the organisation's campaigns... read more

Press Release • 11.08.2014 • By Tender Education and Arts

Tender’s Director Speaks Out About Digital Abuse and #StandUpWorldCup

A rather odd thing happened as I sat down to write the final draft of my response to the negative comments on the YouTube page of our... read more

Press Release • 08.07.2014 • By Tender Education and Arts

UK Charity Releases World Cup Video and It Goes Viral

Yesterday, London based charity Tender Education and Arts released a 40 second film titled 'Woman's Reaction to England World Cup knockout'... read more

Press Release • 25.06.2014 • By Tender Education and Arts

BBC3 Documentary Explores Domestic Violence Prevention Work Being Done...

On Thursday, 26th June at 9 pm the BBC3 will air, Stacey Dooley: The Truth About Domestic Violence. The film looks at many facets of Domestic... read more

Press Release • 23.06.2014 • By Tender Education and Arts

Tender Urges England Fans to Stand Up to Domestic Violence During the...

With the start of the 2014 World Cup only days away, Tender is pleased to announce the success of their #StandUpWorldCup campaign, which urges... read more

Press Release • 09.06.2014 • By Tender Education and Arts

UK Non-Profit Challenges World Cup Fans to Stand Up to Domestic Violence

The 2014 World Cup is here. The weather is getting warmer, more drinks will be consumed, emotions will be heightened, and none of this excuses... read more

Press Release • 29.05.2014 • By Tender Education and Arts

Domestic Violence Screening: A First Step NOT A Finish Line

Tender has been working with health professionals exploring the screening process for some time now so when anew study came out on the success of... read more

Press Release • 14.05.2014 • By Tender Education and Arts

Tender responds to APPG's six recommendations for the prevention of...

Last year the Child Protection All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) asked Tender’s director, Susie McDonald, to take part in a seminar series... read more

Press Release • 07.05.2014 • By Tender Education and Arts