Secondary school curriculum to be updated to address issues like domestic violence and consent
The Zero Tolerance strategy, launched today by Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Justice Minister Helen McEntee and Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman, will see further women’s refuge places created alongside harsher punishments for assaults causing harm.
Under the strategy, curriculums for both primary and secondary schools will be updated, with changes to secondary schools set to include consent, domestic violence, coercive control and safe use of the internet.Speaking at the launch, Education Minister Norma Foley said that education has a “very significant” role to play in the strategy, saying that work has already been undertaken to ensure students have access to information on issues like domestic and sexual violence.
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I'd say women (and men) feel safer already knowing there's a curriculum change on the way. Much better than concrete steps to increase detection and conviction rates. Why bother with robust sentences and enforcing orders when you can bore students with PowerPoint slides instead? Isn't this kinda a parent's job to an extent
Woke social engineering. This wasn't already part of it? she doesnt allow serial sex offenders to be deported and she doesnt even allow any more deportations , why the feck is that? The media's love affair with McEntee is bizarre. Like deers caught in headlights. is that what replaces calculus? will these issues be addressed in regards to the masses of people we're bringing in from backward cultures ? especially after what happened in tullamore and sligo ?
Great. Try medical schools next.
Domestic violence convicts should be placed on public register - Power | Newstalk'Families have a right to know'' - Anyone convicted of a DomesticViolence offence should be placed on a national register. Absolutely. Long Overdue Legislation. Great idea. Do it sooner rather than later.
Assault causing harm sentence to double from 5 to 10 years under new domestic violence strategyJustice Minister Helen McEntee will today seek Cabinet approval for the five-year plan and the €363 million package to underpin it. Aye right, people have done less for murder That mean women too 🤔👇 Can we keep this debate balanced please? Men also suffer domestic violence. Thanks.
Key points in the Govt's new domestic violence planThe Government has announced what it calls its 'most ambitious' plan to tackle domestic, sexual, and gender-based violence . Here are its key points. Is it dissolution of the Catholic Church? That's all they will do talk about it because they wont do anything about it... How can there be gender based violence when there's no such thing as gender?
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Justice Minister Helen McEntee speaking at the launch of the domestic, sexual and gender-based violence strategy today.Advertisement Domestic Violence She said the man told Jennifer he had just come back from Spain when he first met her – when in fact, he had just been released from prison after a knife attack on his previous partner and her mother.Image: Alamy Stock Photo Image: Alamy Stock Photo THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE for assault causing harm will double will from five years to ten years under a new Government initiative dubbed its “zero tolerance” plan to tackle domestic, sexual and gender based violence.The Government has announced what it calls its"most ambitious" plan to date to tackle domestic, sexual, and gender-based violence (DSGBV).
Image: Sasko Lazarov Justice Minister Helen McEntee speaking at the launch of the domestic, sexual and gender-based violence strategy today. Image: Sasko Lazarov CHANGES TO SCHOOL curriculums to include topics like consent, domestic violence and coercive control are set to be brought in by the Department of Education, as part of a new domestic, sexual and gender-based violence strategy. Protection She said the system would mean people could go the Gardai and ask whether their new partner has a history of domestic violence. The Zero Tolerance strategy, launched today by Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Justice Minister Helen McEntee and Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman, will see further women’s refuge places created alongside harsher punishments for assaults causing harm. Advertisement There has been much criticism of Government over the number of women’s refuges, with some counties not having any. Under the strategy, curriculums for both primary and secondary schools will be updated, with changes to secondary schools set to include consent, domestic violence, coercive control and safe use of the internet. The information would be available to family members and others with a direct interest in someone’s life. Speaking at the launch, Education Minister Norma Foley said that education has a “very significant” role to play in the strategy, saying that work has already been undertaken to ensure students have access to information on issues like domestic and sexual violence. In relation to the establishment of a statutory agency, Minister McEntee said:"We have set a timeline of 18 months.
Advertisement “There’s an acknowledgement that we live in the 21st century, our students need to have the confidence and skillsets themselves to look at issues around sexual harassment, identifying bullying,” said Foley. “What this law allows is for families, the partners themselves or anyone with a direct interest in knowing about a violent history to approach the local gardaí and say, look, here’s the chap’s name does he have a history of violence and the Gardaí have to reveal it. The plan will also see increased training across frontline services, such as new training for healthcare workers to be developed by the HSE to identify domestic violence and refer victims to appropriate supports and services The funding will also be used to increase awareness and change attitudes which underpin domestic, sexual and gender based violence. We’re not just talking about written documentation, we’re talking about the manner in which we implement it, so skilled staff to implement it, a curricula which meets the issues of the day, which are around consent, coercive control, domestic violence, internet safety and healthy relationships. “We’re clear of what the issues are, we’re very clear that our staff need to be skilled to deliver it. “I can’t see why there should be a problem with this,” she said.” Currently, the junior cycle curriculum is set to come into effect in September 2023 while the senior cycle curriculum will be brought in by September 2024. #Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you Support us now The Cabinet Committee on Social Affairs and Equality will provide political oversight for the implementation of the plan The new agency will also take the lead on awareness raising campaigns to reduce incidence of domestic violence and ensure victims can access supports. For both primary and secondary schools, the anti-bullying procedure is set to be reviewed and updated alongside these curriculum changes. “It seems to be the ones that should be behind bars and barbed wire are not the women fleeing. This measure will be included in the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill which will be enacted by the end of the year.
Foley said that the Department is currently “quite along the way” in putting the curriculum in place in schools. McEntee said that the launch of the strategy needs to change attitudes towards domestic, sexual and gender-based violence, saying that people should not turn a blind eye.” Share this article. “I have to be honest with you… We can develop policy, we can put in place new laws, we can put in place new curriculum, we can work with each and every one of you but I cannot insert myself into the Whatsapp group and call out the type of behaviours,” said McEntee. #Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you Support us now “We all have a role to play here in the delivery of policy and services and the direction that we can provide, but it’s each and every one of us: each individual, each man, each woman, making sure that we play our part. “That we play a role in making sure that we achieve that overall goal, the overall objective along that journey and that is absolutely zero tolerance of any kind of domestic, sexual or gender-based violence. The number of safe homes - accommodation for victims and children in homes in the community, rather than refuges - will be increased by a third by the end of this year, from 30 to 44 with further expansion over the duration of the plan.
” Speaking at the launch, the Taoiseach said that misogyny has “no place” in Irish society. “We all have to be clear with each other, that there’s simply no place in society for misogyny,” adding that there are plans to double the amount of women’s refuge spaces around the country. .