Created on: 24 Jan 2018 | Last modified: 31 May 2018
Our world today is faced with the continuous instability in the Middle East, the continuing effects of September 11 2001, and July 7, 2005.
There are increasing levels of racism and xenophobia evidenced by the statistics showing an increase in all parts of the UK of racist attacks.
Scotland is proud to be a multi-cultural society. Only by remaining vigilant against threats against this society, and by working together, can we continue to provide the best educational opportunities for all our young people, no matter what their cultural, religious or ethnic background.
The advice contained in this guidance is relevant to all schools in all communities in Scotland. While some of these challenges relate to short-term measures that may need to be addressed during the course of any military conflict, there are longer term issues around anti-racism that can be addressed through the curriculum and promotion of a positive school ethos.