If you’re worried about the wellbeing or safety of a child who is being bullied, there are several steps you can take.

Bullying in school

  • Ask a teacher or reception for the school’s anti-bullying policy - this will cover how the school will deal with reports of bullying so you can make sure they follow the steps. 
  • When you talk to the teacher or head teacher about your concerns, try to stay calm and give clear examples of what has caused your worry. For example, give facts like dates, places, names, things you've noticed, or if someone has told you about their experiences of bullying.
  • Work with the school to resolve the bullying problem and keep the child safe.

Bullying outside of school

If the bullying is happening outside of school, in the local community or even at home, it's a good idea to talk to a trained advisor for support. They can help you work out the best way forward.

Get in touch, we're here for you

The Learning Disability Helpline is our free help and advice line.

Our team can offer advice, information and discuss what support Mencap can offer tailored to your needs, in your area.

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