3. Bullying

Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. If you are being bullied it is not ok for someone to treat you that way.  If someone is hurting you either by calling you names, pushing you, hitting or teasing you whether this is at school or after school or even on Online, there is help at hand.  People who are being bullied often worry that telling someone might make it worse, this is not true. The best way to stop bullying is to tell someone you trust (a teacher, parent/relative, social worker etc) and keep telling them until it stops.  Nobody has the right to hurt you or make you feel bad. If you are being bullied you don’t have to deal with it alone.


What is bullying?

Bullying can mean many different things and can come in several forms, including:

• being called names

• being put down or made fun of

• being teased

• being pushed or pulled about

• having money and other possessions taken or messed about with

• having rumours spread about you

• being ignored and not allowed to join in

• being hit, kicked or physically hurt

• being threatened or frightened

I am being bullied – what can I do?

Tell someone that you can trust. Make sure you share your worries with a parent, friend, teacher or relative. The best way to protect yourself from being bullied is to tell someone so that you can get some help.

Visit the B&NES Council website for more information:http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/schools-colleges-and-learning/bullying-discrimination-harrassment

You can also get advice from The Anti Bullying Network or visit the NSPCC website and Childline website for more information.

Concerned about a Child?

  • If you have a concern about a child or young person, please call the Children and Families Assessment and Intervention Team on 01225 396312 or 01225 396313.
  • If outside of office hours, please call the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615165.
  • If a child or young person is in immediate danger then please dial 999 and ask for police assistance. 

The Local Authority Designated Officer for managing allegations or safeguarding concerns against staff can be contacted on 01225 396810 Monday – Friday in office hours.