Safeguarding Training to Reduce Domestic Abuse

A project in Scotland has been teaching children how to recognise, intervene and prevent violence which could lead to domestic abuse.

The Mentors In Violence Prevention (MVP) Scotland project encourages people to challenge inappropriate and aggressive behaviour. The programme uses a “bystander” approach, encouraging people to take a stand against harassment, abuse and violence rather than just ignoring it. Children have been taught strategies to use to try and prevent violence and so safeguard those involved.

Students at Portobello High School have created their own slogan ‘silence is violence’ – recognising that everyone has a responsibility to safeguard others and challenge violence.

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