Wiltshire anti-bullying charter
The Wiltshire Assembly of Youth (WAY) helped shape a new charter which was launched during anti-bullying week 2016.
The charter sets out what bullying is as well as a commitment from partner agencies (including schools) to help ensure that individuals and communities respect each other, embrace difference, are inclusive and work together in partnership to reduce bullying.
The charter was distributed to schools in January 2017, along with key messages from young people. Other organisations throughout Wiltshire also received a copy of the charter, which can be downloaded below:
Wiltshire SEN & Disability Champions
Wiltshire Council worked with the Anti-Bullying Alliance during 2015 and 2016 to become Anti-Bullying SEN and Disability Champions. As part of this work we were able to offer additional free training and resources for Wiltshire schools and help reduce reduce bullying in participating schools.
Other useful resources
Links to many resources to help schools implement a wide range of anti-bullying practice can be found here: http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/resources/
Free online training: www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/onlinetraining
'Bounce back from bullying', Childline's online self-help tool for young people experiencing bullying aims to help young people: understand whether what they are experiencing is bullying; build their resilience; gain help and support from counsellors. The tool asks questions about different aspects of bullying, and gives young people the tools they need, based on their answers, to build confidence and seek support.
Resources, including primary and secondary lesson plans, to help schools address homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying from EACH: Inspiring Equality in Education: School pack (EACH, 2016)
Local data (2017) on bullying prevalence, experience and related issues.
www.onyourmind.org.uk website with information about bullying and links to support.
ImWithSam learning materials to tackle autism and learning disabilities hate crime in the classroom (KS3)