; Bullying

Document Icon Sample Anti-Bullying Policy

Dealing with bullying can be a complicated issue, as it may be unclear what is actually happening. Creating a positive, inclusive and open environment is the key to preventing opportunities for bullying to develop. Proactively including anti-discrimination work in your programme and immediately challenging any discriminatory attitudes will help generate an atmosphere that doesn't tolerate bullying. Rewarding positive and inclusive behaviour (e.g. young people welcoming a new member) further promotes a safe environment for young people.

Information Icon respectme, Scotland's anti-bullying service, also has anti-bullying information, including resources for young people and youth workers.

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