Anti Bullying

All children, young people and adults working in school have the right to go about their daily lives without the fear of being threatened, assaulted or harassed. No one should underestimate the impact that bullying can have
on a person’s life. It can cause high levels of distress, affecting young people’s well-being, behaviour, academic and social development right through into adulthood.

At Southway, we are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere, free from oppression and abuse. Bullying is an anti-social
behaviour and affects everyone. All types of bullying are unacceptable at our centre and will not be tolerated. All pupils and adults should be confident that when bullying behaviour is brought to our attention, prompt and effective action will be taken.

We are a Telling Centre; this means that anyone who is aware of any type of bullying that is taking place is expected to tell a member of staff immediately.

What is bullying?

“Bullying behaviour abuses an imbalance of power to repeatedly and intentionally cause emotional or physical harm to another person or group of people. Isolated instances of hurtful behaviour, teasing or arguments
between individuals would not be seen as bullying”.

(Torfaen definition 2008)

More detailed information can be found in our Anti-Bullying Policy.