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Statutory Framework for EYFS: Section 3 The Safeguarding & Welfare Requirements p16 -31

Beyond Bullying

The Anti-Bullying Team is based within the Safeguarding Improvement Unit, Children and Family Services, in Leicestershire County Council. The team has an Anti-Bullying Strategy Manager and a Development Officer.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment.
  • preventing impairment of children's health or development.
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with provision of safe and effective care.
  • undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.

We understand that bullying is preventable. Bullying is something that can be challenged and overcome. Cultures of bullying can be changed and people's lives can be enriched. We are here to assist schools, young people and adults because we believe they can be empowered with new skills and approaches. People can become more comfortable with challenging bullying. Confidence can increase.

We are available to work with schools on issues involving bullying; however, we do not have a remit to become directly involved with individual cases.

Key Areas of our work are to:

  • provide guidance, support and training for schools
  • raise awareness in the community
  • pilot, share and promote initiatives and develop resources on specific aspects of bullying

Every Child Matters

This document contains the following information: Every child matters.

This Green Paper outlines the Government's proposals for the reform and improvement of child care, following the death of Victoria Climbie and subsequent investigations by Lord Laming and various inspectorates dealing with children matters.

This Command Paper was laid before Parliament by a Government Minister by Command of Her Majesty. Command Papers are considered by the Government to be of interest to Parliament but are not required to be presented by legislation

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