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Anti-Bullying Alliance (from 2015)

The Anti-Bullying Alliance worked with Wiltshire Council from April 2015-March 2016 to establish their first Anti-Bullying SEND Champions. This programme was funded by the Department for Education and delivered by the ABA working in partnership with three leading charities: Achievement for All, the Council for Disabled Children and Contact a Family.

This programme aimed to establish Wiltshire as an area of excellence in reducing the bullying of disabled children and young people and those with Special Educational Needs, those children we know are more vulnerable to bullying. As a result of participating in this programme, which successfully reduced the bullying experienced by pupils with SEND in participating schools, Wiltshire Council and a number of Wiltshire schools were awarded the status of Anti-Bullying SEN and Disability Champions.  

Learning from Wiltshire Anti-Bullying SEND Champions (to follow)

Overview of national SEND programme

Selected case studies from Wiltshire schools

All Cannings CofE Primary School

Frogwell Primary School

Holt VC Primary School

Hullavington CofE Primary & Nursery School

Lea & Garsdon Primary School

National and local data shows that disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs (SEN) are significantly more likely to experience bullying and harassment in school than their peers.

This project built on previous partnership work, with Achievement for All, to reduce the incidence and impact of bullying for vulnerable learners in Wiltshire schools during 2014-2015. 

Useful links

The Anti-Bullying Alliance and the Council for Disabled Children have created a video for disabled young people about bullying.

ABA free online training
Free online training for professionals schools and the childrens workforce: (includes cyberbullying)

ABA free school assessment tools

These questionnaires can be used by primary and secondary schools to survey students and parents about bullying.  

Online training
The Council for Disabled Children have online training modules for Independent Supporters, IASS staff, local authority staff and other key practitioners working with families and young people across the sector. You will learn about legal entitlements and duties, but also about best practice approaches and more. Get started by registering on the training site.

Supporting Staff Working with Young People Preparing for Adult Life
This resource aims to offer overarching workforce support and development guidance.

Disability Matters
Disability Matters is a free online resource for the UK workforce.

More information about anti-bullying practice here