Summaries the main points of this policy: Aims of this Policy to prevent bullying of children and young people to support children, young people and their parents and careers who are affected by bullying to build the capacity, resilience and skills In children and young people, parents and careers, to respond effectively to bullying behavior to support our schools and services to develop and sustain a positive ethos, culture, and effective practices which proactively prevent and deal with all types of bullying to ensure provision of information, training and support to staff Bullying is behavior by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally.
Bullying can take any forms (for instance, cyber-bullying via text messages or the internet), and is often motivated by prejudice against particular groups, for example on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or because a child Is adopted or has caring responsibilities. It might be motivated by actual differences between children, or perceived differences. Stopping violence and ensuring Immediate physical safety Is obviously a school’s first priority but emotional bullying can be more damaging than physical; teachers and schools have to make their own judgments about each pacific case. What are your responsibilities within this Policy: My role if I have an issue or concern relating to Child Protection (it should be made clear to students that confidentiality cannot be guaranteed in respect of child protection Issues) I then refer to the schools child protection officer and complete any necessary forms.
Allegations of child abuse must always be given the highest priority and must be referred immediately The designated teacher for Child Protection will then decide on to follow the procedures laid down by the Area Child Protection Committee Listen tit the utmost care to what the young person is saying question normally without pressuring. Don’t put words into the young person’s mouth, but note the main point carefully. Keep a full record date, time, what the young person did, said, etc. Reassure the young person and let them know they were right to inform us. Inform the young person that this information will have to be passed on. Immediately inform one of the designated teachers with responsibility for child protection Assessors Signature: Date Candidates Signature: 18. 04. 04 SSH