Welcome to Positive Boundaries

Workshops to prevent sexual bullying, peer on peer sexual exploitation and promote positive gender relationships

Positive Boundaries (previously called TeenBoundaries) is part of Family Lives and aims to prevent sexual bullying, peer on peer sexual exploitation and promotes positive gender relationships by challenging attitudes and promoting tolerance, understanding and cohesion between young people. Our research with young people tells us that SRE (Sex and Relationship Education) is too focused on providing factual information on contraception and STIs (sexually transmitted infections). There is not enough attention on giving young people the skills they need to manage relationships, clarify attitudes and values and maintain boundaries. To date we have provided 7,000 young people (11-18 years old) with workshops and further provided individual mentoring, delivered workshops to parents, bespoke workshops for schools on Positive Boundaries themes, and worked with schools to assess their policies around gender and support them establish a team of Peer Mentors. Positive Boundaries, previously called TeenBoundaries, was founded and developed by Leonie Hodge.

Please download our Positive Boundaries factsheets:

Positive Boundaries intro and programme

Positive Boundaries evidence

Positive Boundaries means for schools

Positive Boundaries means for young people

Positive Boundaries follow on support



TeenBoundaries sexual bullying workshops

In 2013 we worked with:

  • 1846 young people, aged 10 to 18
  • Provided 230 hours of sessions to young people 
  • Provided material and case study for the Home Office – Abuse in Relationship campaigns.
  • Received funding from the Home Office Crime Innovation Fund-Tackling those at risk of becoming  young male perpetrators of sexual violence

For more information about TeenBoundaries contact:

Business Development Team
Tel: 020 7553 3080
Email: info@familylives.org.uk

Press enquiries - please contact our Press Team

South West of England and Wales
Email: info@familylives.org.uk

Amanda Kelly 
Tel: 02380 557130
Email: AmandaK@familylives.org.uk

London and Southern Home Counties
Katie Dare
Tel: 020 3727 3571
Email: KatieD@familylives.org.uk

North London and Northern Home Counties
Paul Williams 
Tel: 020 7553 3093
Email: PaulW@familylives.org.uk

East Midlands West Midlands, Yorks, Humber, North East and North West
Caroline Fanshawe
Tel: 07730 213254
Email: carolinef@familylives.org.uk

TeenBoundaries sexual bullying workshops
Sexual bullying is any behaviour which degrades someone, singles someone out by the use of sexual language, gestures or violence, and victimising some...
bullying workshops for primary schools
TeenBoundaries sexual bullying workshop case study
TeenBoundaries sexual bullying workshops evaluation
Evaluation of individual workshops Our evaluations were devised by Deborah Sheppard at Hertfordshire Mental Health and Well Being Team-Hertfordshire ...