What is the Bristol Ideal?

In simple terms, the Bristol Ideal is a list of standards for schools that we know will make a real impact on promoting healthy relationships and tackling domestic and sexual violence.

These standards are evidence based and help support schools to meet OFSTED and other local targets. Additionally, the project will have further reaching results than just domestic and sexual violence, but mental health and wellbeing, school engagement, sexual health and more.

Crucially, the standards are simple to achieve and the multi-agency team behind The Bristol Ideal will provide free support, resources and training to ensure schools are supported.

Our vision: what Bristol seeks to be

Suspension bridge summerBristol is a city that is committed to equality between women and men, girls and boys, and does not tolerate or accept the use of gender-based violence against women and girls or domestic/sexual violence against men in any circumstances or for any excuse.

The Bristol Ideal is part of the city’s strategy for ending violence and abuse and is part of the prevention agenda.  It is also linked into:

  • Bristol Safeguarding Children’s Board’s Strategic Priorities 2013-16
  • Avon and Somerset Police Crime Commissioner’s Priorities
  • Bristol’s Health and Wellbeing Board Strategy
  • Bristol’s Healthy Schools programme

The Bristol Ideal is being delivered by a multi-agency working group and includes representatives from Public Health, Safer Bristol, Healthy Schools, Early Help, Youth Links, Fawcett, Brook and WISH.

Ending domestic and sexual violence through education