Anti-bullying and Harassment Policy (SAC)
The purpose of this policy and procedure is to give direction and guidance to school age childcare settings in preventing and tackling bullying behaviour amongst children and to inform children of the harmful impact of bullying.
The comprehensive policy includes:
• Deliberate exclusion, malicious gossip and other forms of relational bullying
• Identity-based bullying such as homophobic bullying, transphobic bullying, racist bullying, bullying based on a person’s membership of the Traveller Community and bullying of those with disabilities or special educational needs and
• Cyber bullying which incorporates bullying of any sort including on any social media networks or platforms
A bullying report template form and a child friendly anti-bullying leaflet are also included.