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Working with schools

Schools and community organisations have been working together on respectful relationships education for many years, in a range of capacities. Initially led by the community sector within a small number of schools, local partnerships increased as more robust programs were developed. Respectful relationships is now a core component of the Victorian curriculum and the Department of Education and Training is undertaking a staged implementation of a whole school approach to this work, of which community partnerships are a key element.

There is more government support for respectful relationships than ever before and this has created new opportunities for schools and the community sector to work together. These tip sheets are intended to help the community sector support schools to do evidence based respectful relationships work.


Considerations for working with schools

This tip sheet offers a quick reference list of some of the key things for community organisations to remember and to avoid when partnering with schools to implement evidence based respectful relationships education.



Supporting a whole school approach

This tip sheet provides examples of how community organisations can support schools to implement an evidence based, whole school approach to respectful relationships education.



Establishing a partnership

This tip sheet will guide you through the key considerations and steps to follow when forming partnerships with Victorian schools around respectful relationships education.



Supporting parent engagement

This tip sheet provides an overview of why parent and carer engagement is an important part of effective respectful relationships education, with examples of how you can support schools to do this well.


Acknowledgement of country

DVRCV and the PiP network acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of the lands and waters throughout Australia.

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