Safe Schools Alliance will provide a skeleton service this summer, as main spokeswoman Tanya Carter takes a well deserved break from media and parliamentary work.

Our small team of volunteers will also be taking some time off over the summer. We will still respond to media inquiries, and we’ll aim to reply to concerned parents, teachers and others who feel that they have a story which deserves the attention of journalists. Anyone needing support will find a large amount of useful, free-to-use information under the ‘Resources’ and ‘How to Talk to Schools’ sections of our website.

Safe Schools Alliance has been operating for four years, participating in court cases, leading a number of successful actions and achieving high-quality media coverage, producing comprehensive advice and guidance for parents and teachers and releasing well-researched and insightful critiques of RSE policy documents. SSA has also been in high demand recently to give expert briefings to parliamentarians and other policy-makers. We now need to take stock of what we have accomplished and consider where best to focus our time and effort.

Tanya Carter says: “It’s a good time to take a break and review our achievements, and to develop our organisation for the future. We’re all in this for the long-haul, and we need to consolidate all SSA’s work, so that we’re in a strong position for the struggle ahead.”

Media inquiries ONLY – to Lynne Walsh at

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