New guidance on bullying: will it tackle the problem?

We look at what is being proposed by the government – and how far there is to go

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What is the idea behind the new guidance?

A commonly cited problem is that schools and local authorities record bullying in wide-ranging and sometimes idiosyncratic ways. As a result, some incidents may not be tackled or even recognised. The guidance seeks to standardise the recording of bullying incidents from 2018-19, making it easier to “identify key measures and actions that can be undertaken” (see

Who is it aimed at?

All state-school staff. The document says it is “crucial that everyone within the school community has a consistent approach to addressing bullying ...

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