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APPENDIX 21

Anti-bullying policy - BOVEY CASTLE GC

The BOVEY CASTLE GC will:

• recognise its duty of care and responsibility to safeguard all participants from harm

• promote and implement this anti-bullying policy in addition to our safeguarding

policy and procedures

• seek to ensure that bullying behaviour is not accepted or condoned

• require all members of the BOVEY CASTLE GC to be given information about, and sign

up to, this policy

• take action to investigate and respond to any alleged incidents of bullying

• encourage and facilitate children and young people to play an active part in

developing and adopting a code of conduct to address bullying

• ensure that staff, volunteers and coaches are given access to information, guidance

and/or training on bullying.

Each participant, coach, volunteer or official will:

• respect every child's need for, and rights to, a play environment where safety, security,

praise, recognition and opportunity for taking responsibility are available

• respect the feelings and views of others

• recognise that everyone is important and that our differences make each of us special

and should be valued

• show appreciation of others by acknowledging individual qualities, contributions and

progress

• be committed to the early identification of bullying, and prompt and collective action

to deal with it

• ensure safety by having rules and practices carefully explained and displayed for all to

see

• report incidents of bullying they see - by doing nothing you are condoning bullying.

Bullying

• all forms of bullying will be addressed

• everybody in the BOVEY CASTLE GC has a responsibility to work together to stop

bullying

• bullying can include online as well as offline behaviour

• bullying can include:

• physical pushing, kicking, hitting, pinching etc.

• name calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, persistent teasing and emotional torment

through ridicule, humiliation or the continual ignoring of individuals

• posting of derogatory or abusive comments, videos or images on social network sites

• racial taunts, graffiti, gestures, sectarianism - sexual comments, suggestions or

behaviour

• unwanted physical contact

• children with a disability, from ethnic minorities, young people who are gay or lesbian,

or those with learning difficulties are more vulnerable to this form of abuse and are

more likely to be targeted.

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