Preventing gender-based violence in schools

The MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit developed Equally Safe at School (ESAS) in partnership with Rape Crisis Scotland, an innovative whole school approach to preventing gender-based violence.

Cartoon of young person in school locker room

All secondary schools will have access to a free suite of online tools and resources to help them understand the problem and implement a set of holistic measures, with staff and students working together to promote equality and prevent violence.

The intervention comprises six key parts;

whole school assessments
a pupil-led action group
staff training
policy development
curricular enhancement
a pupil-led school campaign

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First published: 14 March 2018

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