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We discuss positive actions
that schools can put in place to help children who are being
bullied. Listen to our full
Dealing with bullying podcast
Schools have a legal duty of care towards their pupils and a
responsibility to prevent bullying amongst them.
Schools must have a behaviour policy that outlines measures to
encourage good behaviour in schools. Some schools have a separate
anti-bullying policy, which sets out how bullying is reported,
recorded and what action will be taken.
These policies must be made available to parents and may be on
the school website. If not, you can ask the school for a
Schools deal with bullying in different ways. Depending on the
age and needs of the children, some schools will use a combination
of approaches. Others may just have policies that focus on
Below are some of the most common ways that schools deal with
bullying. Try to talk to your child and find out what they think
would help them.
Many schools have a flexible approach that includes a range of
responses. This includes training for school staff and lessons for
pupils to encourage both staff and pupils to think of ways to make
the school more inclusive.