In September 2020, the Welsh Government launched brand new Anti-Bullying Guidance targeted at governing bodies for maintained schools, local authorities, parents, carers, children and young people.
EACH is proud to have developed this with Youthworks for the Welsh Government’s Department for Education and Skills (DfES). This statutory guidance builds on Wales’s original 2011 Anti-Bullying Guidance “Respecting Others”.
Rights, respect, equality: statutory guidance assists school governors, staff and relevant professionals working within a school environment to develop and implement anti-bullying policies and strategies.
The revised guidance outlines the Welsh Government’s expectations for schools to:
Kidscape is providing support to school leaders and governors to embed the guidance and improve their anti-bullying policy and practice. This includes a monthly webinar open to all school leaders and governors on the Rights, Respect, Equality guidance as well as bespoke anti-bullying training for governors in Wales.
The Rights, Respect, Equality School Support Webinar is available free of charge for governors and school staff in Wales who are leading on developing and updating the anti-bullying policy and strategy.
All school leads who sign up for the webinar will be provided with an audit tool and action plan to help develop and update your anti-bullying policy and strategy over the next 3-12 months. The webinar will take you through the action plan step by step, with the opportunity for Q and A.
The webinar will be delivered by members of the Kidscape team who have many years of experience in supporting schools with bullying prevention and response and is EACH is proud to be on the Steering Committee overseeing this programme’s delivery.
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 resources are available now directly from the Hwb website using the individual links below: