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Recording and monitoring of bullying incidents in schools: supplementary guidance

Published: 28 May 2018
Part of:
Children and families, Education
ISBN:
9781788518710

This guidance sets out a consistent and uniform approach to recording and monitoring of bullying incidents.

24 page PDF

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24 page PDF

864.7kB

Contents
Recording and monitoring of bullying incidents in schools: supplementary guidance
Professional Learning for Practitioners

24 page PDF

864.7kB

Professional Learning for Practitioners

48. It is crucial that local authority and school staff have access to high-quality Career- Long Professional Learning ( CLPL) which will help improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of children and young people that they work with. Professional learning and skills development are an important part of building adult confidence and capacity to recognise and respond to bullying locally.

49. All local authorities should include LNCT in discussions about professional learning and implementation of this guidance.

50. Approaches to preventing bullying can be found on page 24 of ' Respect for All' [1] . It's every child's right not to be bullied and all approaches should take into consideration children and young people's rights outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child UNCRC.

51. Support and guidance is available from Scotland's anti-bullying service respect me, which offers free training to all those with a role to play in the lives of children and young people to address bullying effectively, aligned to ' Respect for All'.

52. Professional learning will support staff to follow a consistent approach to bullying in their schools. Education Scotland and local authorities have a role to play to support the implementation of positive relationships and behaviour approaches and embed children's rights in schools. Education Scotland provide professional learning programmes to develop relationships and behaviour; promote equality and challenge inequality; and develop emotional wellbeing to help prevent and address bullying. More information can be found on the Education Scotland's National Improvement Hub.

53. A toolkit [2] has been developed to provide practitioners with a practical resource to help support partnerships with parents and families in all aspects of their child's learning.

54. respect me has a range of information resources and training opportunities to increase parents' and carers' awareness of bullying behaviour and to look at the different ways they can respond if their child is being bullied, or is involved in the bullying of others. These resources also offers guidance on how schools and parents can work together to create inclusive environments and provide effective support for children and young people.


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