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Whole school intervention to improve health outcomes for children and young people

Study focuses on restorative well-being practices to address bullying and aggression for year 8-10 students 
School intervention

Study focuses on restorative well-being practices to address bullying and aggression for year 8-10 students

This study tested a whole school intervention, known as Learning Together, to address the problem of bullying, aggression and violence.

Learning Together involved staff training in restorative practice, a school action group and a curriculum for year 8-10 students on social and emotional skills.

The school action group involved students and staff reviewing policy and survey material from students and planning new actions. Restorative practice included class time and, in more serious situations, restorative conferences.

Intervention and control groups

A total of 40 secondary schools in England were included and randomised to the intervention or control group: 93.6% of 7,121 students participated at baseline and 5,960 (83.3%) at three-year follow-up. They provided self-reported experience of bullying victimisation and perpetration of aggression.

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