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Anti-bullying scheme not available in all schools due to funding issues

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 13/11/2013. Anti-bullying scheme not available in all schools due to funding issuesTags: Parenting Kids Health

Not all schools in Ireland have been able to get involved with an awards scheme aimed at tackling racist bullying due to funding issues.

Paula Madden, Yellow Flag co-ordinator, explained monetary constraints have meant the initiative - which has delivered successful results in its attempts to promote diversity, inclusion and equality - is only available to a small number of schools, the Irish Examiner reports.

The scheme was first set up five years ago and Ms Madden noted many tangible positive outcomes have been seen during this half-decade.

She stated, however, that "due to a lack of funding commitment, the programme is not available in all schools, yet its primary functions are a fundamental necessity to the 4,000 schools in Ireland".

The comments were made at the annual Yellow Flag awards, which were held yesterday (November 12th) in Dublin. The ceremony saw awards handed out to two secondary and seven primary schools, which were praised for their efforts to improve inclusion. 

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