New guidance will challenge bullying in Welsh schools
Launched by the minister on a visit to Radyr Primary School, the anti-bullying guidance has been created to challenge bullying in schools.
The guidance, aimed at governing bodies for maintained schools, local authorities, parents, carers and children and young people, has been launched ahead of Anti-Bullying Week which starts Monday, November 11.
The revised guidance outlines the Welsh Government’s expectations for schools to:
take a proactive approach to prevent bullying
have an anti-bullying policy linking to school policies including behaviour and safeguarding
record and monitor incidents of bullying to help take pro-active steps to challenge bullying
to regularly review their anti-bullying policy and strategy in collaboration with their learners at least every 3 years
The Welsh Government has also produced new resource toolkits to accompany the new guidance.
The toolkits include factsheets, supplementary guidance, incident recording template forms and best practice case examples to help local authorities support schools in challenging bullying.
The new resources are available at hwb.gov.wales