At Handale Primary School we take the behaviour and safety of our pupils very seriously.

It is our aim to work with all members of our school community to ensure our pupils are safe at all times, including being safe from any kind of bullying (for more details see our Anti-Bullying Policy)


Safeguarding children and young people

Section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 provides that maintained schools must have measures to encourage good behaviour and prevent all forms of bullying amongst pupils. These measures should be part of the school’s behaviour policy which must be communicated to all pupils, school staff and parents. You can visit our anti-bullying policy which is located on our policies page. Click here to take you directly to the page.


The Law

The law states that under the Children Act 1989 a bullying incident should be addressed as a child protection concern when there is ‘reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm’. Where this is the case, the school staff will report their concerns to their local authority children’s social care.

Even where safeguarding is not considered to be an issue, schools may need to draw on a range of external services to support the pupil who is experiencing bullying, or to tackle any underlying issue which has contributed to a child engaging in bullying.

Please don’t suffer in silence, if you need advice on bullying then please click the following links or talk to an adult:


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