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Good Schools Toolkit - Violence Reduced


Strategy researched

Activities for teachers, students, and school administration that promote respect, participation, and reflection on concepts and exercise of power in an effort to prevent emotional, physical and sexual violence in schools perpetrated against students by school staff or their peers

Impact achieved

Staff and/or peers who participated in the Good School Toolkit programme were 66% less likely to get violent in the past week towards male students and 45% less likely towards female students compared to control groups. The likelihood of injuries as a result of violence from school staff was reduced 64% in male students and 49% in female students compared to control groups.

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Research methodology



Prevention Science; 2017

Journal paper title and link

Does the Good Schools Toolkit Reduce Physical, Sexual and Emotional Violence, and Injuries, in Girls and Boys Equally? A Cluster-Randomised Controlled Trial

Excerpt from Abstract

"The Toolkit is a promising intervention to reduce a wide range of different forms of violence from school staff and between peers in schools, and should be urgently considered for scale-up."


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