Promoting Effective Practice to Reduce Bullying

Although anti-bullying practice in schools has come a long way, there is still much progress to be made as evidence shows that disabled children and young people with SEN are significantly more likely to be bullied or victimised than their peers.

Disabled primary school pupils are twice as likely to suffer from persistent bullying as their non-disabled classmates, and more than twice as many children with SEN say they experience bullying 'all the time' at age seven, than those without SEN. 

In 2013 we began working with the Anti-Bullying Alliance and partner organisations, Achievement for All and Contact a Family, on a government funded programme to reduce the bullying of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs.