Definition of bullying

Being bullied is a horrible and distressing experience. It can have serious and long-term consequences for some young people, even lasting throughout their lives. The important thing is not to put up with it, but to ask for help and advice. It is important to remember, however, that not all incidents between young people are the result of bullying, and that not all bullying is immediately obvious.

School's anty-bullying policy

Pupils sitting in a classroom

Each school should have an anti-bullying policy. Parent/carers and pupils as well as all staff should be aware of the contents of this, in terms of what strategies the school will use to ensure the welfare of all pupils in the school.

Parents/carers who have any concern about bullying in their child’s school should discuss any concerns with the school at the earliest opportunity.

Guidance for schools on preventing and responding to bullying is available on the Department for Education website (external link)

How to take action against bullying

The first thing to do is to contact the school. They will discuss the situation with you and decide how best to tackle it. If you are unhappy with the response from the school, you should follow the school complaints procedure.

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Further information

Education Welfare Service
48 Station Road
Wood Green
N22 7TY

Tel 020 8489 3866
Email ews@haringey.gov.uk

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Page last updated:

August 23, 2022