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Approaches to preventing and tackling bullying: case studies


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