Safe Schools Anti-bullying Initiative

Anti Bullying

The government is strongly committed to supporting schools to prevent, identify and respond to bullying for all students.

As such the department is developing an overarching anti-bullying strategy, with a whole of school approach informed by current research and evidence, that supports the needs of all students. Expected to be implemented later in the year, this new anti-bullying strategy will address all types of bullying, but also include targeted resources directed towards high risk student groups.

As part of this new approach, the Safe Schools Anti-Bullying initiative will end on 13 July 2018. To ensure continued support, while the new strategy is being developed, the department has partnered with expert consultants to support to school staff. These services, which may include policy advice, specialist consultancy, staff training and links to other services will be available to schools from 11 July 2018. From that date schools in need may contact the department directly to be provided with the appropriate support.

A range of services and resources for parents and students will continue to be available through a number of other agencies. Details of these services and further information can be found on the department’s website

If you have any questions, please speak with your school principal.

Last updated: 05 July 2018