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Social Partners in Education concerned
about Violence in Schools: “
How to Prevent
and Mitigate Third
-
Party Violence and
Harassment in Schools
”.


7 June 2012, Brussels


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Social Partners in Education concerned
about Violence in Schools: “
How to Prevent
and Mitigate Third
-
Party Violence and
Harassment in Schools
”.


7 June 2012, Brussels

Martin Rømer

European
Director, ETUCE


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Definition

The
European Agency for Occupational Health and Safety (EU
-
OSHA) defines
Third
-
Party Violence as
:


physical violence, verbal aggression, or the threat of physical violence
where the aggressor is not a work colleague, e.g. the person, customer,
client or patient receiving the goods or
services”


Two
aspects: Third
-
Party &
Violence

1.
Violence
meaning
aggression,
e.g.
physical
or
verbal

2.
Third
-
party
is a legal concept:

A
party (a person) outside the relationship between two parties (people)
legally bound by a (employment) contract,

i.e.:
1
st

party
-

an employer
(e.g
. local education authority/head
teacher)
and
2
nd

party
-

an employee (e.g. teacher, educator, school
staff)

Third
-
parties
can be parents, pupils, members of
the wider
public, etc.




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The Multi
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Sectoral Guidelines to Tackle Third
-
Party Violence
Related to Work

explain further that third
-
party violence could be one
-
off incidents or more
systematic patterns of behaviour, by an individual or group, originating from the
actions or behaviour of clients, customers, patients, service users, pupils or
parents, member of the public or the service provider. It can be motivated by
emotional reasons, personal dislike, prejudices on grounds of racial or ethnic
origin, religion and belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and body image.


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S
pecificities

of
Third
-
Party Violence in Education


Role

of
teaching

(staff)


Tension for
teaching

staff as provider of
education

and at the
same

time
evaluator

of
student’s

performance


Long
-
term

relationship

(
pupils

and
their

respective parents/
family
)


Education as public good and
legal

obligation
-

pupils

cannot

be

banned

from

school

as
customers
/clients
from

shops


Project Background


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Previous ETUCE Violence Projects

ETUCE Action Plan + European Framework Agreement

New Project : Social
Partners in Education concerned about
Violence in Schools: “
How to Prevent and Mitigate Third
-
Party
Violence and Harassment in Schools



Council Directive
89/391/EEC

of
12 June 1989 on the introduction

of measures to encourage improvements in the safety

and health of workers at work

European
Autonomous Framework Agreement
on

Violence and Harassment
2007

European
social dialogue
:

Promotion, awareness
-
raising and dissemination of the

Multi
-
S
ectoral Guidelines
to
Tackle Third
-
Party Violence
and

Harassment Related
to
Work




ETUCE Focus on Health and Safety

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Awareness raising on the issue of third
-
party violence in the education sector
at
school
level



Support the inclusion of psychosocial hazards (focusing on third
-
party violence
and harassment) in collective agreements in the education sector.



Help teacher trade unions to set up strategies on Health and Safety for
schools, focussing in particular on how to prevent and tackle third
-
party
violence



Identify (in an online survey and
case studies
) best practices of social partners
in the education sector on preventing and tackling third
-
party violence.


Project Objectives

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Advisory Group

Teacher
trade
union

representatives from



Sweden



Poland,



UK



France



Spain.


Representatives from

EFEE



ETUCE Staff members


-

Anders Eklund, Lärarförbundet,
Sweden


-

Hélène Hemet, UNSA, France


-

Jennifer Moses NASUWT, UK


-

Monika
Konczyk
,
Solidarnosc
,
Poland


-
Patricio

Perez, FECCOO,
Spain


EFEE:


-

Paulina
Tervahartiala
,

Association
of Finnish
Independent Education
Employers
, Finland


-

Stephane

Vanoirbeck
, SEGEC,
Belgium



Project Overview:

Main activities:



Advisory Group Meetings
to plan the activities and prepare the final
documents of the project



Survey
to gather

data on how teacher trade unions and employer
organisations deal with third
-
party violence



Case studies
in Poland, Sweden and Spain in February
-
March 2012



Closing Conference
will be held in Cyprus on 27
-
28 September 2012

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Expected
Final Project Outcome



Implementation

Guide in
English, French, German, Spanish and
Russian



One page summary in the 25 EU languages (incl. Russian)



Reports
from the regional seminars and final conference in
English
and French



CD
-
ROM (2000
copies)



Dissemination
and publication of the project results
at


www.edu
-
osh.eu







Survey
to gather

data on how teacher trade unions and employer
organisations deal with third
-
party violence


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Online Survey
:

10/02
-
16/04
2012 among ETUCE and EFEE member
organisations


Aim:
to raise awareness on third party violence in the education sector and to
gather good practices on measures preventing third
-
party violence in schools in
the different EU/EFTA countries.


Focus:


Concrete
prevention measures of third
-
party violence in the education sector
across
Europe


Causes
of third
-
party violence amongst members in Europe National
legislation


Strategies
of social partners on how to deal with Third
-
Party Violence


Good
practices on the prevention of third
-
party violence at school level


29
replies:
23
from ETUCE, 6 from EFEE



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27 out of 29
unions/organisations replied that there are pieces of legislation
that address third
-
party violence at work in their country.


For example in:


Health and Safety at Work Act


Labour

Code


Working Environment Act


Legislation for Public Officials

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CAUSES OF THIRD
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PARTY VIOLENCE



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STRATEGIES ON THIRD
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PARTY VIOLENCE


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Unions/organisations that deal with third
-
party violence, use the following measures
of prevention:


Organised seminars that focus on the topic


Publishing of concrete guidelines in union press


Dialogue with Education Ministry on the issue


Working groups


Publishing of guidance on pupil behaviour policies



15

7

15

0
5
10
15
20
Number of respondents


person

unit
working group

Do you have a person/unit/working group
dealing with Health & Safety in your
union/organisation?

24

5

0
5
10
15
20
25
30
Number of respondents

Is your union/organisation working on third
-
party violence?





Yes
No



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For example:

1.
Lack of cooperation between the
social partners to implement
practical and tangible measures


2.
No Health and Safety
representatives in schools


3.
Third
-
party violence is not
considered an important enough
issue to be specifically addressed
in existing general
violence/harassment measures


4.
Adapting and implementing
national legislation into practice of
everyday life in schools is difficult.


5.
Even though third
-
party violence is
being discussed, it is rare that
these discussions end up with
specific implementation measures


16

13

0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
Number of respondents

Have you found any difficulties in implementing
measures on third
-
party violence?



Yes

No

GOOD PRACTICES ON THIRD
-
PARTY VIOLENCE AT
SCHOOL LEVEL




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17

12

0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
Number of respondents

Is third
-
party violence being dealt with at school level?



Yes
No

Conclusions


Practical
P
revention
M
easures



Sharing knowledge on third
-
party violence prevention amongst school community



Dialogue with pupils and parents on school rules including third
-
party violence



Seminars and working groups with several social partners



The existence of Health and Safety representatives in schools and their training on third
-
party
violence



Guidebook/Handbook with concrete cases make implementation/policy easier



Development of a common third
-
party violence prevention policy by the social partners


All these measures raise awareness on third
-
party violence and send a strong signal to the
school community


the more partners involved the better



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Thank you for you attention

ETUCE website:
www.csee
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etuce.org

www.edu
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