AVA has worked for a number of years with partners across the country to develop the whole school approach to preventing gender based violence and abuse in education and other youth settings.
The whole school approach model
The whole school approach model is based on evidence from AVA research with prevention practitioners across the UK. It identifies the different activities that need to be delivered in an education setting to develop a whole school approach to preventing gender based violence. It also considers the key players who need to be engaged – children and young people, teachers and staff, parents and community members.
The model is made up of six key areas. The six key areas are outlined below with links to relevant sections on our prevention platform website for more information:
A. Learning to understand Violence Against Women and Girls, challenge gender inequality and build respectful relationships
- Children and young people learn about VAWG through
- Staff learn about VAWG
- Parents learn about VAWG
- Learn what works in prevention of VAWG
B. Safeguarding to support people that experience forms of Violence Against Women and Girls
C. Participating to actively prevent Violence Against Women and Girls
D. Campaigning to take action to stop Violence Against Women and Girls
E. Localising to work in relevant expert partnerships
F. Institutionalising to embed a comprehensive prevention programme