Further resources on safe and supportive schools


Further resources on safe and supportive schools

Safe and welcoming schools

UNICEF. 2009. Child-Friendly Schools Manual. New York, UNICEF. Child-centredness, democratic participation and inclusiveness. These three principles work together to create safer, more child-friendly schools where all children can learn equally. An evaluation of the model (UNICEF, 2009) found that where the three principles had been applied fully, children felt more supported by and invested in by parents and teachers.

Governing bodies and school management

Raising Voices. 2011. The Good School Toolkit. Helps schools set goals, develop action plans and reflect on SRGBV. A recent study of the programme found that the toolkit was highly effective and almost halved violence by teachers against students in participating schools. The toolkit also changed students’ feelings of well-being and safety at the school, suggesting it improved the general school environment (Devries et al, 2015).

Codes of conduct

Education International (EI), Section 3 of the Resolution at the 7th World Conference, Ottawa, July 2015.The congress has resolved in Article 3.1 to review the EI Declaration on Professional Ethics to ensure it is more gender-aware and explicitly references SRGBV.

Poisson, M. 2009. Guidelines for the design and effective use of teacher codes of conduct. Paris, UNESCO.These guidelines provide practical advice on how to successfully design a code, or review an existing code. It includes suggestions on how to formulate the contents of a code of conduct, who to involve, and how to put in place the appropriate mechanisms to ensure its implementation.

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