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New Education, Children and Violence Guidance from the YEF

Our friends at the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) have just published new guidance for schools, colleges and alternative provision leaders on how to reduce children’s involvement in violence.

Education settings are uniquely placed to help keep children safe from violence. According to the report, 85% of children feel safe at school, considerably higher than in other locations (71% in shopping centres, 59% on public transport, 57% on the street, 54% in youth clubs). Children are also more likely to feel that teachers keep them safe (61%) compared to the police (50%).

5 Key Recommendations in The Report

The report underlines safeguarding as the basis of keeping children out of violence. Education settings play a critical role in children’s safeguarding; they can identify concerns early, involve families, promote children’s welfare and keep problems from escalating.

Alongside this, the YEF sets out 5 key recommendations for education settings.

YEF Education Guidance Poster

Read the full report here.

The Importance of School Attendance

Unsurprisingly, keeping children in education is top of the list. Promoting a whole-school approach and delivering attendance improvement strategies are things we advocate for too. We also provide the tools to put them into practice, so if you’d like to discuss how Studybugs can help with pupil attendance in your setting, .

— Lucas Abbott

Posted 20 May 2024 Share