BULLYING

USEFUL LINKS & CONTACTS

REPORTING

If you are a child or young person being bullied:

Keep as much evidence as you can and tell an adult that you trust. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to an adult call

childline on 0800 11 11 or contact them online at https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/

For more information and advice visit one of the websites below

 

If your child is being bullied:

 

At school:

In the first instance you should speak to the school about the situation.  If you are not happy with the way the school have dealt with the situation you need to follow the school/academy complaints procedure. Each educational establishment will have this available on their website.

 

Out of School

If the bullying is being happening between pupils at the same school it is worth contacting the school to see if they can support in anyway.

Keep any evidence you can of the incidents and If you feel there has been an ongoing course of harassment or criminal offences have been committed, then contact your local neighbourhood policing team. You can do this by visiting WMPolice Online https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/.

If there is an immediate threat to life or crime in progress dial 999  

 

 

If you are an adult being bullied:

 

At Work:

Speak to your line manager.  If you cannot speak to your line manager, speak to HR for advice. You can also talk to your trade union representative. If these options don’t work you can make a formal complaint using the company’s grievance procedure. If this is unsuccessful and the situation continues you can take legal action at an employment tribunal.

For further advice on bullying in the workplace visit the below websites:

 

https://www.gov.uk/workplace-bullying-and-harassment

https://www.bullying.co.uk/bullying-at-work/

https://www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/

 

Out of work

Keep any evidence you can of the incidents and if you feel there has been an ongoing course of harassment or criminal offences have been committed, then contact your local neighbourhood policing team. You can do this by visiting WMPolice Online https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/

If there is an immediate threat to life or crime in progress dial 999

 

For further advice visit https://www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/

CHILDLINE

Childline is is a free, private and confidential service  to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going

through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support

you. https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/types-bullying/

BULLYING UK

Advice on bullying for young people, parents and schools

https://www.bullying.co.uk/

 

NSPCC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/bullying-and-cyberbullying/

KOOTH

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people https://kooth.com/

THE WHAT? CENTRE

The What? Centre is a Young Person’s Advice and Counselling Service, on a wide range on issues, that has bases in  

Stourbridge and Dudley. The organisation also specialises in supporting LGBTQ young people and holds weekly

LGBTQ+ groups for 13-18’s and another group for 18-25’s www.thewhatcentre.co.uk  

iZONE

Trusted local and national information, services and apps for children and young people in Dudley, in no more than 3 clicks http://izone.org.uk/ 

ANTIBULLYING ALLIANCE

A coalition of organisations and individuals, working together to achieve their vision to: stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. 

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

ONLINE SAFETY AND CYBERBULLYING

For useful information and advice about staying safe online, including cyberbullying, please visit:   https://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/onlinesafety

DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES

 

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

For educational resources and session plans please visit:  https://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/educationalresources

ANTIBULLYING ALLIANCE FREE CPD ONLINE TRAINING

As part of our All Together programme we developed a suite of free online training for anyone that works with children and young people. The programme was particularly developed to reduce levels of bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs (SEN) but applies to all children. 

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/schools-and-teachers/free-cpd-online-training

BULLYING UK

https://www.bullying.co.uk/advice-for-schools/

ANTIBULLYING ALLIANCE

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/schools-and-teachers

BULLYING INFORMATION POSTER

CYBER BULLYING WORKFORCE GUIDANCE (DUDLEY SAFEGUARDING)

Community Safety
Dudley Council
Brierley Hill Police Station
Bank Street
Brierley Hill
(please no personal callers)
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