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Wednesday
Nov252009

School lessons to tackle domestic violence outlined (UK)

Every school pupil in England is to be taught that domestic violence against women and girls is unacceptable, as part of a new government strategy. Under the plans, from 2011 children will be taught from the age of five how to prevent violent relationships. And next year, two helplines will be set up to deal with sexual violence and stalking and harassment. The charity Refuge has welcomed the move but parents' groups questioned the government's interference. More than £13m is being provided to help support male and female victims of sexual and domestic violence in a range of actions by the police, local authorities, NHS and government.

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