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Highland teachers to get aid in tackling domestic violence

Image caption The issue of domestic abuse is to be tackled in Highland schools

Teachers in the Highlands are to receive training on a new resource dealing with domestic violence.

The toolkit will be based on Angus Council's Safe Not Scared pack, which was introduced to schools in Angus last year.

The material promotes positive healthy relationships as a way of preventing abuse.

In a report to Highland councillors, council officers said the toolkit could be introduced over the next 12 months.

It said teachers would receive training on how to deliver the programme.

Safe Not Scared is taught at pre-school, primary and secondary school levels.

In nurseries, children learn about healthy relationships, respect and safety.

Primary school pupils are discouraged from bullying and anti-social behaviour and learn about respect, safety and healthy relationships.

In secondary, pupils learn about domestic abuse and more about the areas covered in pre-school and primaries.

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