Sinn Fein Support the Developing Social Guardians scheme.
Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has congratulated the Minister of Education Caitriona Ruane in supporting The Developing Social Guardians scheme.
Mr O’Dowd stated,
“This schemeallows teachers to deliver the Helping Hand programme aimed at children who are in families where domestic violence is occurring.The course is taught through Women’s Aid Helping Hands programme aimed at combating domestic violence and is being rolled out across the North in eighty schools
“Domestic violence can restrict children in their learning and their participation developing personal skills and talents so it is important that children realise domestic violence is wrong and that there is support for them.
“It is good to see that even in a time of financial crisis that the Minister has the foresight to support schemes aimed at protecting our children.