Preventing and Tackling Bullying in Birmingham
Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace.
What to do when bullying happens:
If you are a child being bullied
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If you are concerned about a child being bullied
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If you are a professional working with children
Latest News for 2016
Anti-Bullying Event 2015
Birmingham's Bullying Reduction Action Group (BRAG)
BRAG is an inter-agency group of anti-bullying providers, educators, health services, police, schools, early years settings, community, youth and third sector organisations who work together to prevent and tackle bullying of all children in Birmingham. Members of BRAG co-operate to provide training, develop resources and run campaigns in the Birmingham area.
We work in partnership with several national agencies and are active members of the national Anti-bullying Alliance. The work of BRAG is supported by senior officers and elected members in the city.
BRAG organise an Anti-bullying Week event each year and in 2014 we worked closely with Link2ICT, SAMPAD and the Anti-bullying Alliance on our Birmingham Anti-bullying Week events and challenges.
Discrimination and Bullying
Birmingham schools and educational settings will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of gender, disabilities, ethnicity, faith, age, sexual orientation, transgender identity, pregnancy or marriage according to the Equality Act 2010. Legally, we expect every educational setting to log any form of discrimination or bullying and demonstrate how they act to ensure all our children and staff and treated equally and fairly.
We expect that all schools in Birmingham will prevent and tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and language and talk about different family models. Under the Education and Inspections Act 2006 Head teachers must, with the advice and guidance of governors and the assistance of school staff, identify and implement measures to promote good behaviour, respect for others and self-discipline amongst pupils and to prevent all forms of bullying.
Who is Tackling Bullying in Birmingham?
The following groups are amongst the very many professionals working to prevent and tackle bullying in Birmingham:-
Health Education Service
Educate & Celebrate
Sexual Health Promotion Service
Educational Psychology Service