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Building staff capacity and knowledge in preventing gender-based violence ensures all staff can contribute to a safe, equitable and respectful school environment.

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What does professional learning in respectful relationships education look like?

  • All teachers are equipped to embed gender equality into general curriculum.
  • Some teachers are equipped to deliver specific gender equality curriculum, including content about gender inequality and gender-based stereotypes.
  • Some teachers are equipped to deliver specific respectful relationships curriculum, including content about power and control, sexual consent and bystander action.
  • Some staff are equipped to identify and respond to disclosures of violence from staff and students.

What's next?

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See more tools and resources to support respectful relationships education in primary and secondary schools

Tools and resources
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