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 Anti bullying alliance SEN

For Parents:

We are offering this free workshop for parents/carers of disabled children and those with special educational needs (SEN) who are concerned about bullying at school.

The workshop is for parent carers who want to learn more about bullying, the school’s responsibilities and what parents can do to support their child.

Topics covered on the day include:

  • Recognising signs of bullying
  • Tips for talking to your child about bullying and how to support them
  • Working with school to address bullying

Parent attending the workshops will get:

  • a free parent guide to dealing with bullying
  • free resources including bullying logs, guidance and template letters
  • access to free online training
  • an opportunity to meet other parents and share experiences

Click on the link below for further information and how to book onto the one day training.

Wednesday 7th
October 2015

St Barnabas Church Centre, High Street, Erdington, Birmingham B23 6SY

10am - 2pm (9.45 registration)

Tuesday 3rd
November 2015

MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH

10am - 2pm (9.45 registration)

For Schools:

 Anti bullying alliance SEN
  • Do you want your school to lead the way in tackling bullying of children and young people?
  • Doyou want to evidence effective practice in safeguarding children from bullying to Ofsted?
  • Do you want free training, support to your chool and access to a free online pupil questionnaire to evidence your work to safeguard disabled children and those with SEN from bullying in school?

Click on the link below for further information and how to book onto the one day training.


Tuesday 29th September 2015

Hub Hazelwell, 318 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7NH

10am - 4pm (9.45 registration)

Wednesday 14th October 2015

MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH

10am - 4pm (9.45 registration)

Thursday 12th November 2015

St Barnabas Church Centre, High Street, Erdington, Birmingham B23 6SY

10am - 4pm (9.45 registration)

For Childrens Workforce:

 Anti bullying alliance SEN
  • Are you a children’s workforce professional?
  • Do you want free training about reducing bullying of disabled children and young people and those with SEN?

Click on the link below for further information and how to book onto the one day training.

Thursday 22nd October 2015

St Barnabas Church Centre, High Street, Erdington, Birmingham B23 6SY

12.30pm-4.30pm (lunch at 12.30pm session starts at 1pm)

Wednesday 18th November 2015

MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH

12.30pm-4.30pm (lunch at 12.30pm session starts at 1pm)

All professionals can also access free online training via the Anti-Bullying Alliance website:

http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/onlinetraining

Anti-bullying week 2015 - 16th - 25th November

Make a Noise about bullying and win tickets to see the classic musical, Wicked

Anti-bullying Alliance are excited to be working in partnership with Wicked to share the Make a Noise about bullying message through a prestigious and inspirational competition for children and young people in schools and colleges in England.

Click here to find out more

Cyber-bullying & Internet Safety

Parents from Nechells Pod, together with Birmingham’s Bullying Reduction Action Group (BRAG), have produced two advice leaflets for parents, the first of which was launched at the Nechells Olympics in June 2012. Read their blog post.


A copy of the leaflets (and a cyberbullying presentation for professionals) can be downloaded below:

LGBT + Inclusion

The Educate & Celebrate programme contains classroom resources for both Primary & Secondary with further links to policy & training information

http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/educate&celebrate

Recent Citywide Training Events

Safer Internet Day 2015

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Link2ICT hosted a free event for Birmingham schools in collaboration with Birmingham City Council and the Bullying Reduction Action Group (BRAG).

SEN & disability: Developing effective anti-bullying practice

Monday 9th / Tuesday 10th February 2015

The Anti-Bullying Alliance worked with Birmingham City Council to deliver a one day training course, for any professionals working with children and young people, funded by the Department for Education

Birmingham Anti-bullying Training: Raising standards by reducing the impact and incidence of bullying on vulnerable learners

27th January 2015

BRAG in Partnership with Achievement for All and the Anti-bullying Alliance

A programme for school-based staff drawing on existing and developing effective practice, and on expert advice to understand the distinct vulnerabilities of children with particular SEND, to bullying. The programme is designed secure positive whole school culture and processes in relation to anti-bullying.

Birmingham Anti-bullying week 2014 Challenges

These are some of the challenges that were promoted in Birmingham during Anti-bullying Week 2014 and we hope that you’ll continue doing them....and set your own new challenges throughout the year. You can download the full list of challenges below

1. Make a big banner for your school or youth or community group, including the words “Let’s stop bullying for all in Birmingham” add #stopbullyinginbrum

2. Make a short Video Clip with the message “Let’s stop bullying for all in Birmingham” and #stopbullyinginbrum. To inspire you, look at the ABA Video Clip: Let’s stop bullying for all

3. Sign the Birmingham Pledge: Let’s Stop Bullying for All:-


We are proud of Birmingham's great diversity and want our city to be a place where everyone is welcome and can play a positive and active part.
We believe that all children, young people and adults have the right to learn and work in an environment where they feel safe and that is free from harassment and bullying.
We believe that bullying for any reason is unacceptable and we pledge to tackle all types of bullying, including bullying on account of people's race, creed, colour, sexual orientation or special needs and disability.
We will work individually and together in our schools, communities and businesses to reduce bullying of all children and young people in our city and keep them safe online.


and/or create your own pledge for your school/class/group.


4. Sign up to the ABA “Let’s stop bullying for all” charter- with 10 principles for tackling bullying for all, including people with special needs and disabilities. Access the charter here. and/or download our Birmingham version of the Charter, and get people in your school or group to sign it
and/or create your own school/class/group charter.

5. Teachers: Try one (or more!) of the ABA Class Activities in your school. There are powerpoint presentations, lesson plans and other resources here.