The Department of Education has published consultation proposals on the policy of addressing bullying in schools. The consultation will close on 27 February 2015.

Proposals contained in the consultation documents include that a common definition of bullying is outlined in legislation; that all grant aided schools must centrally record all incidents of bullying to include motivating factors and actions taken by the school; and that Boards of Governors must designate at least one governor to take responsibility for the school’s anti-bullying practices and procedures.

The consultation will run for eight weeks ending on 27 February 2024 and both adults and children and young people are encouraged to reply. For more information, click here.