The Department for Education has released a qualitative research report to understand the anti-bullying practices that schools have found effective.
These include approaches to tackling bullying generally and more specific types of bullying. For example:
- Racial bullying
- Special educational needs and disability (SEND) bullying
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) bullying.
The report contains common themes found throughout the research and seven case studies. It's intended to be used as a resource by schools and other stakeholders looking for examples of anti-bullying practices.
Common themes and strategies for effective prevention of bullying were found to be as follows:
- A whole school approach
- A focus on preventative practices
- The creation of an inclusive ethos/environment
- Keeping anti-bullying high profile
- Empowering pupils
- Ensuring a rapid response to bullying incidents.
Read the full report.
First published 15 June 2018