Anti-bullying document sent out to schools across the city

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GUIDANCE to develop anti-bullying practices has been sent to schools.

The Portsmouth Anti-Bullying Guidance and Resource Pack is used to improve how bullying is addressed and monitored.

Cllr Neill Young, Portsmouth City Council’s cabinet member for children and education, said: ‘Bullying can have a devastating impact on the lives of young people so it is extremely important we take a proactive stance on tackling it.

‘I’m delighted we have been able to work with schools and other partners to further enhance the guidelines and resources we are offering and hope this can contribute to continuing the work being done to make young people feel safe.’

Kate Keller, headteacher at Penhale Infant School said: ‘Awareness and understanding of bullying is vital for us to address any situations that occur in the school environment and the council’s support has been very helpful in developing our approach to this.’