Reporting and Recording

If we are to succeed in tackling bullying, it is vital that all incidents of bullying are recorded, reported and acted upon appropriately.

Children and young people should have access to a variety of methods for reporting incidents of bullying without feeling threatened. These can include staff members, worry boxes, buddy or email. Information on different reporting options should be promoted and made available (e.g., posters).

Children and young people should have confidence that the situation will be made better if they report bullying.

If every incident of bullying is recorded and dealt with appropriately, schools will see improvements in attendance, attainment and relations with parents and families.

By collating bullying incident information regularly, child settings will be able to monitor and evaluate the impact of their policies and strategies.

Planning can be based on actual need and specific resources can be targeted where needed.

The Torfaen Bullying Incident Log Book can be used to record all alleged incidents of bullying.

All confirmed incidents of bullying need to be reported to the Authority either via SIMS or by completing a Termly Reporting Form.

As well as recording bullying that staff are aware of, it is also important to seek the views of children and young people.

Simple questionnaires can be used to get their perceptions of how much bullying is going on and what should be done about it.

It is useful to compare the levels of bullying recorded by staff and reported by young people in the surveys.

A copy of the Termly Reporting Form and instructions for Recording Bullying on SIMS can be downloaded below.