Ct231 5.1-5.3

CT231 Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people

(5.1) Different types of bullying are;
    · Physical; Pushing, hitting, grabbing, biting, hair pulling and any other form of violence
    · Verbal; Name call, insults, shouting, spreading rumours, sarcasm
    · Emotional; Excluding, ignoring, tormenting, ridicule, humiliation
    · Cyber-bullying; Using information and communication technology to deliberately cause upset to someone else, particularly mobile phones and social networking sites
Bullying can be carried out by one person to another, or by groups of people ‘ganging up’ on one person. Bullying is not always delivered face to face.
  The potential effects of bullying are;
    · Threatened or attempted suicide
    · Depression
    · Low self-esteem
    · Shyness
    · Poor academic achievement
    · Isolation
    · Running away
    · Fear of attending settings

(5.2) It is law that schools have ant-bullying policies in place. The department for education is clear that bullying should not be tolerated in any way, shape or form, and that is not a normal part of growing up, and can have detrimental effects on child’s development and self-confidence. The anti-bullying guidance for schools: safe to learn: embedding anti-bullying work in schools was launched in September 2007.
  Policies must include consequences for bullying behaviour and procedures to prevent it happening again. Other settings may incorporate the procedures into their behaviour, child protection or safeguarding policies.
  The reasons why policies are in place are;
· All practitioners have clear guidelines so they know how to respond to concerns or evidence if bullying within their setting
· They enable practitioners to act promptly to prevent potential or ongoing bullying
· They explain how we can offer support to the victims and their families
· Written procedures also ensure that a consistent approach is taken and that a clear stance...