There is no legal definition of bullying, however, it is usually defined as a repeated behaviour, which is intended to hurt someone either emotionally or physically. It is often aimed at people because of their race, religion, appearance, disabilities gender or sexual orientation.
Unfortunately, despite national incentives, bullying still happens.
Here at Service Six, we have a no-bullying policy. Our youth clubs and positive group activities, follow a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of bullying. We work with young people who have been bullied or with those who have been the bully, as we believe that both sides need support and guidance.
Through 1-2-1 support, we explore a young person’s feelings and encourage them to gain resilience and understanding of other people’s issues. We tailor the programme to suit the needs of the individual, and work on solutions and life skills to help young people cope with their emotions now, and in the future.
It can be a devastating time for a young person who is being bullied and can also be a sad experience for the person bullying. To make a referral to Services Six, contact our Service Hub team on 01933 277520 or firstname.lastname@example.org You can also click this link to download the Service Six bullying journel.
You can also find links to other useful sources of information via the links and telephone numbers below.
- CHILDLINE: 24-hour service call: 0800 1111. Information also available on their website
- EACH: For homophobic, biphobia or transphobic bullying support, call: 0808 1000 143 - Monday – Friday 10 am - 5 pm
- NATIONAL BULLYING HELPLINE: call: 0845 22 55 787 - Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm
- VICTIM SUPPORT: Children’s and young people’s service, call: 0808 16 89 111
- ANTI-BULLYING ALLIANCE: Information available on their website
- KIDSCAPE: Information available on their website