We are delighted that the Department for Education and the Government Equalities Office have committed considerable funding to anti-bullying measures in UK schools. Two projects based, in part, within NCB have been chosen as recipients of the fund.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance, will work with the Council for Disabled Children, Achievement for All and Contact a Family to develop and embed, in schools and settings across England, the ground breaking All Together programme to reduce the bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs.
Another programme will draw on the expertise of the Sex Education Forum, Anti-Bullying Alliance and Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH), to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools.
Anna Feuchtwang, Chief Executive of the National Children’s Bureau said:
‘We know that disabled children and young people and those with special education needs (SEN) remain significantly more likely to experience bullying than those without SEN/disability. The All Together programme has a proven track record of reducing bullying and improving the school experience of disabled children and those with SEN and we are really pleased that the Anti-Bullying Alliance will be able to continue their work in partnership with the Council for Disabled Children, Achievement for All and Contact a Family.'
‘We are also delighted that the Sex Education Forum will be working with EACH and the Anti-Bullying Alliance to create more inclusive school environments that support the wellbeing of children and young people. The project will be working with primary and secondary schools to develop a holistic approach to anti-bullying, LGBT+ equalities activities, and sex and relationships education (SRE). We will be offering training and support for school staff so that homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying can be addressed with confidence and ultimately prevented.’