Bullying: SEN and Disability

Doncaster is proud to have trained a number of schools in the Achievement for All SEND anti-bullying programme.

Achievement for All

The link between wellbeing and achievement is well known, and Ofsted has a strong focus on behaviour and safety in schools. Ofsted Inspectors will always look at how well children and learners are helped and protected so that they are kept safe and will make a written judgement under leadership and management in the report about whether or not the arrangements for safeguarding children and learners are effective.

Achievement for All, in partnership with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, the Council for Disabled Children and Contact a Family, delivered an innovative programme of work to safeguard children with SEND from bullying in schools. More than 1,500 schools benefited from the free training during the project and their feedback indicates that 90% of participating schools have made a range of improvements and noted changes to school culture in the effectiveness of dealing with SEND bullying.

Best Practice

Leciestershire County Council have been working in partnership with the Valuing People Team to create a range of 'Easy Read' anti-bullying advice leaflets. These were designed primarily for young people with learning disabilities but we are also getting feedback from mainstream primary schools that they are simple and easy to understand.

The "Keep Safe" leaflets were created as a set of five, designed with the aim of helping adults with learning disabilities or children, to keep safe while using the internet and other technology.

Anti-Bullying Advice Leaflet
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Keep Safe Online - Cyber-bullying
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Keep Safe Online - Glossary of Terms
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Keep Safe Online - Personal Information
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Keep Safe Online - Photos and Videos
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Keep Safe Online - Social Networking Sites
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Bullying and Deaf Children

We know from talking to families that most deaf pupils enjoy their time at school. However, whilst any child can be a victim of bullying, there is evidence to suggest that deaf children can be more vulnerable to bullying than others.

If you are concerned about your deaf child and bullying, have a look at the National Deaf Children Society's free resources for parents, educational professionals, and young people.

Anti-Bullying and Deaf Children Professional Guide
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Bullying Advice for Parents of Deaf Children
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Bullying and Deaf Children
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For further information about how to support deaf children, please visit the National Deaf Children's Society website.

ABA Guidance: Cyberbullying and SEND
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This is guidance for teachers and other professionals on cyber-bullying and children and young people with SEN and disabilities (DfE funded).

Bullying of LGB and Trans Children with SEN

The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), hosted by leading children’s charity National Children’s Bureau, is publishing new resources for school staff to help tackle the homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying of disabled young people and those with special educational needs (SEN).

Last updated: 21 December 2018 16:36:06