Bullying is an issue of strategic, as well as operational, importance. It is not ‘kids being kids’ or ‘part of growing up’. It can devastate lives and seriously affect a person’s academic, social, emotional and physical well-being.
In an ideal world, every school and organisation would have a dedicated anti-bullying team – one that is informative and supportive, but as funds and manpower are often so stretched, we recognise that a service as vital as this is just simply not on the agenda.
Although we understand the many funding constraints and increased workloads that affect schools and LEAs, it only needs one high profile complaint of bullying and the alleged failure of a school or LEA to effectively respond to seriously damage a reputation.
For a school to reduce bullying, the emphasis must be placed on creating a culture of acceptance, tolerance and respect. The ethos of an organisation is created and experienced by all and can indicate the quality of relationships and interactions, the general satisfaction and well-being of staff, pupil engagement and the strength of home-school and school-community connections.
…and believe in working with you to develop a positive ethos across your whole school community and creating an environment that meets the emotional, academic and social needs of your pupils and staff.
Raising aspirations, encouraging empathy, respect and responsibility are crucial. We integrate practical, interactive activities into our workshops and training programmes as we find them to be a powerful component that helps engage young people and foster a safe, caring and respectful learning environment. These activities provide pupils with empathy, insights into their behaviour and problem-solving strategies, as well as building a positive teamwork and community ethos.
If you are being bullied or are concerned about someone who is, you can receive help and support from one of our trained Mentors. We currently do not have the ability to provide support face to face or via the telephone and can only provide an e-mentoring service to those affected by bullying.
If you would like a Mentor to email you, please contact: email@example.com
If you would rather speak to someone over the telephone, you can call Childline on: 0800 1111
For any community-related issues, such as anti-social behaviour, we would suggest contacting your landlord, the local police or your local environmental health department (where applicable), as we are unable to deal with these types of complaints.