Preventing and Tackling Bullying

What is Bullying?

Bullying is deliberately hurtful behaviour that is repeated over a period of time. This could be:

  • Name calling and teasing
  • Threats and extortion
  • Physical violence
  • Social exclusion
  • Spreading malicious rumours

Bullying does not just happen face to face. Sometimes bullying can happen through the internet or mobile phones.

In North Lincolnshire our Emotional Health and Wellbeing teacher supports groups of pupils, schools, colleges and settings with emotional wellbeing work. Support is free of charge under the local offer for children aged from 0-25. This includes:

  • Working with families to resolve bullying complaints with schools
  • Training on all forms of bullying with professionals
  • Consultation on curricular opportunities for exploring mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Consultation on and evaluation of current practice and ideas for PSHE and SRE development
  • Mini, Buddy, Peer and Ambassador training (in conjunction with LSCB trainer) for all education establishments
  • Emotional Literacy Training
  • Playground games session for Lunchtime Supervisors on mental health and emotional wellbeing themes
  • Development of resources to support professionals in their work and teachers / early years practitioners in the classroom

Further information on bullying is available on the North Lincolnshire Council website

What to do if your child is being bullied

All schools are required to have anti bullying procedures. If you have any concerns about bullying you should contact the anti-bullying co-ordinator at the school for assistance. Once the school is aware of a problem it is very likely that they will be able to deal with it effectively.

If you are still worried, you may wish to make an appointment to discuss your concerns with the Headteacher.

If you feel that the school has not responded appropriately to your concerns you may need to make a formal complaint to the school. You can do this by using the school’s complaints procedure.

Reporting bullying at school

Last modified: January 6, 2020