The Anti-bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. We are currently running a programme of FREE training and resources aimed at reducing levels of bullying of children and young people with SEND. The programme is funded by the Department for Education and FREE training is available for schools, the children's workforce and parents and carers. All our materials have been influenced directly by the views of young people themselves.
Evidence shows that children and young people with special educational needs and / or disabilities (SEND) are significantly more likely to be bullied or victimised than those who don’t have SEND.
From 2015 – 2016 the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) is working in partnership with Achievement for All 3As, Contact a Family and the Council for Disabled Children on an exciting and innovative new programme of work, funded by the Department for Education, to reduce the incidence and impact of bullying on children with SEND in schools. We are doing this by:
improving practice in schools;
early intervention through information, advice and support for parents and carers;
disseminating information training to the wider sector; and
ensuring our training and resources are influenced and informed by children and young people with SEND themselves.
There are currently free training and resources available to schools and the wider children's workforce and parents and carers, including online training for professionals and interactive information for parents.
You can find out more about what's on offer and see our many resources at our website www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk