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Racism and Homophobia in Schools

When issues such as racism and homophobia are left unaddressed they can impact significantly on the positive culture of a school and increase the risk of problems including violence. It is essential that schools provide a clear message to the community that racism and homophobia are not tolerated in schools and that they take decisive action to comprehensively address any issues as they arise.

The department's Inclusive Education policy supports schools in building communities that value, celebrate and respond positively to diversity.

Some of the things that schools can do to address racism and homophobia include:

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