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Educational Toolkit

Article 19 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)* states the following:

1. States Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s) or any other person who has the care of the child.

2. Such protective measures should, as appropriate, include effective procedures for the establishment of social programmes to provide necessary support for the child and for those who have the care of the child, as well as for other forms of prevention and for identification, reporting, referral, investigation, treatment and follow-up of instances of child maltreatment described heretofore, and, as appropriate, for judicial involvement.

The REaDAPt Educational Toolkit helps countries to address these points by providing an educational measure to help support children. The Educational Toolkit was developed by the REaDAPt team following an evaluation of three European domestic abuse prevention education programmes: Relationships without Fear (Stoke on Trent, England); Filles et Garçons, en route pour l'Egalité (Muret, France), and La Máscara del Amor (Murcia, Spain). The Educational Toolkit consists of lessons and activities taken from these programmes, as well as new lessons specifically created for the Toolkit.

The Educational Toolkit can be used by teachers and practitioners to deliver a domestic abuse prevention education programme to young people aged 12-18 years. It is available as a Word document, so that educators can modify the activities to suit the needs, interests, ages and ability levels of their students. The Toolkit can be considered as a catalogue of activities that teachers/practitioners can choose from when implementing their own domestic abuse prevention education programme. The Toolkit is split into six modules and we recommend that educators spend at least one hour delivering a selection of the material from each module. In particular, teachers are encouraged to include Module 6 of the Toolkit in their intervention. This module focuses on how children can seek help when experiencing domestic abuse and requires teachers to outline legal, criminal justice and other services for those confronted by domestic abuse.

The Educational Toolkit is free to download using the links below.

Click here to view the educational toolkit in English, or as a PDF

Click here to view the educational toolkit in Spanish, or as PDF

Click here to view the educational toolkit in French, or as PDF

Click here to view the educational toolkit in Maltese, or as PDF


*Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: