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Embed Respectful Relationship education in all Tasmanian Government schools

Responsible government

  • Tasmania

Fourth Action Plan actions

  • Primary prevention is key
    • 5 Promote healthy and safe relationships and build gender equitable values through initiatives for children and young people.

What are we doing?

This action supports ongoing delivery to embed Respectful Relationships education which supports students to build healthy, respectful and equal relationships and address the attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence. The Respectful Relationships Education Package includes an extensive range of resources to support schools, communities and individuals to understand why family violence occurs and how to create a culture that promotes respectful relationships for everyone.

Whole-of-school approaches to respectful relationships education will be embedded through a broad range of policies and practices, teaching and learning resources, and in everyday interactions.

What have we achieved so far?

  • Ongoing delivery of Respectful Relationship education in all Tasmanian Government schools.

What is next?

Safe Homes, Families, Communities actions commenced implementation on 1 July 2019.

Key milestones for 2019–20 include:

  • Ongoing delivery of Respectful Relationship education in all Tasmanian Government schools.

What difference will we make?

The Tasmanian Government is committed to strengthening efforts to change the attitudes, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence; and to working with communities to drive generational change.

Embedding Respectful Relationship education in all Tasmanian Government schools further assists Tasmanian Government primary prevention efforts in changing the attitudes and behaviours that lead to violence against women and their children.

The intended outcomes of this action are:

  • Enable school communities to build respectful, safe and inclusive learning environments;
  • Support long-term attitudinal change to family and gender-based violence in the broader school community by ensuring student engagement in respectful relationships education; and
  • Improve wellbeing and learning outcomes by equipping young people with lifelong skills to develop and maintain healthy and respectful relationships.

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