Council of Europe handbook on violence reduction in schools
This handbook is written to support the Council of Europe’s aim to help decision makers and others to combat violence in everyday life.
This handbook is written to support the Council of Europe’s aim to help decision makers and others to implement consistent policies of awareness-raising, prevention and law enforcement to combat violence in everyday life. In particular it fulfils this Organisation’s declared intention to prepare a handbook on the implementation of strategies to prevent violence at school, on the basis of the conclusions of the conference on “Local partnerships for preventing and combating violence at school” held on 2-4 December 2002 (Council of Europe 2003), and including a number of specific examples of good practice.
The handbook is designed to be used by all schools, primary, secondary or special. It is written for all education professionals, not only teachers and head teachers but also the growing numbers of professionals who work with schools in support of children. Indeed, it may help anyone who wants to improve the way schools work, within their locality, to ensure that they are safe and caring communities where children can learn in an environment free of repression, intimidation and violence.