Guidance on Bullying

Bullying of young people: Recent Research in England and Scotland

The Department for Education (DfE) published Bullying: evidence from the second longitudinal study of young people in England  in November 2015, and Respect Me (Scotland’s anti-bullying service) published Bullying in Scotland in 2014. The first provides up to date data on prevalence, types of bullying and characteristics of those bullied in England whilst the second provides a more holistic picture of prevalence allied to coping strategies, and bullying across different contexts, especially on and off line. These reports are considered in the context of wider international work on bullying and its impact including an increasingly public health focus in the United States of America and asks whether such a policy focus would also be helpful in England.

This briefing will be of interest to Members and local authority officers with responsibility for school organisation and effectiveness, youth and community services and public health. School staff and governors will also find the briefing of interest.

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