Document History:
First Published 09/2016

Policy Review Date:
April 2017

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Anti - Bullying Policy
This document explains the safeguarding measures within the organisation. It applies to all staff and volunteers.

Any queries about this policy should be sent to the document editor identified in 1.1 via contactus@edlumino.org

This document should be interpreted in line with the standard policy context and definitions. The editor of this document is the CEO. It comes into effect from the 1st June 2016
2     Definition of bullying

Bullying consists of deliberate inappropriate acts and/or acts of omission which lead to feelings of embarrassment, pain or discomfort to someone else. It can be physical, digital, verbal, non-verbal, online, or carried out in other ways. Bullying is always unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

3     Dealing with bullying


Bullying by students or bullying of students should be dealt with using the Safeguarding policy, as bullying puts the safety of students at risk.

Bullying by staff should be dealt with as a grievance against the member of staff thought to be carrying out the bullying, using the Complaint, Grievance and Whistleblowing policy

Bullying of staff (or other adults) by a student should be dealt with using the pastoral processes to deal with the student and through welfare processes to support the member of staff.
4    Recording and monitoring bullying

All incidents of bullying must be entered on the Safeguarding Register as quickly as possible, after being raised. They must be given a unique reference number, so that the case can be tracked to resolution.

Upon reporting a suspected case of bullying, a letter must be sent to both the victim and the alleged bully(ies) to note that the matter is being investigated.

No alleged case of bullying can be marked as closed, until an outcome letter has been sent to the victim stating that the case is about to be closed, and allowing the victim to challenge the closure.

Instances of bullying and statistics relating to bullying reduction can only be based on the data in the Safeguarding Register.
5     Conclusion

This Policy has been Impact Assessed for Environment and Equality considerations. Policy review follows the Review cycle.

Impact Assessment  : Edlumino Anti-Bullying Policy
Equality Impact Assessment : Race & Ethnicity, Gender, Age, Religion, Disability, Sexuality, Maternity, Gender Reassignment, Marriage & Civil Partnership, Deprivation

Concerns arising after control measures added : NONE

Further Action : NONE
Environmental Impact Assessment : Waste & Recycling, Pollution of water, land, air, noise, light or odour. Flooding, Energy or materials use.

Concerns arising after control measures added : NONE

Further Action : NONE

See Also :  General assessments and general control measures within the Meta Policy

Assessment carried out by : RF March 2016

Appendix  : Definitions of words used in Policies and Procedures
In general, English words are assumed to have the meaning and reference contained within the Oxford English Dictionary. Specialist terminology relating to Education is taken as having the meaning given to it in the appropriate English parliamentary legislation or English Government documents (especially those from the Department for Education).

Within the organisation we give our own additional definitions as follows:

‘associate volunteers’: are individuals who volunteer and work alongside organisational staff, but are not formally enrolled within the organisation. These individuals may belong to other charities (such as Save the Children, etc), in which case they are ‘corporate associate volunteers,’ or they may be self sponsoring and working on their own behalf, in which case they are ‘sole associate volunteers.”’
‘directors’: are the trustees.

‘Editor’: the member of staff who is deemed to ‘own’ a document and is responsible for ensuring that it is published, reviewed, amended and kept accurate and up to date

‘member’:  the individuals in charity law responsible for appointing the trustees. In Edlumino Education Aid the trustees are the members, and they are a self-regulating body.

‘Organisation’:    The organisation is Edlumino Educational Aid

‘school’: refers to any place where learning is delivered by a member of staff to pupils, as a corporate act of the organisation. This could be a school, an academy or some other formal or informal setting.

‘staff’:  refers principally to employed members of the organisation. However the word ‘staff’ is used in organisational documents as a simple way of referring to all who work on behalf of the organisation, so it includes ‘trustees’, ‘members’, ‘volunteers,’ ‘visitors,’ etc.

‘student’: there is a customary distinction between ‘pupils’ who are learners up to the age of 16 and ‘students’ who are post 16 learners. We use the word ‘student’ to refer to all learners, regardless of age.

‘Studium’: is an Edlumino centre where education, or emergency education is provided. This term is used for centres where words such as ‘school’ or
‘education’ could be misconstrued or mistakenly viewed as having political connotations.

‘Supporter’: this is a person who undertakes to fund raise or carry out other activities which support the organisation. Supporters are not formally part of the organisation and have no formal rights or responsibilities within the organisation.

‘teacher’: a member of staff responsible for ensuring that students learn. This could include those who are formally qualified as teachers, those who are experienced as teachers, or it could include individuals who are delivering aspects of a role which could otherwise be done by teachers.

‘trustees’: those appointed by trustee vote to the body of trustees responsible for the organisation

‘volunteer’:  an individual who donates time to work for the organisation. Individuals only become ‘volunteers’ from the point that they complete their induction and are enrolled as a volunteer. Volunteers have no contractual rights as there is no contract between the organisation and a volunteer.

‘visitor’: an individual who is visiting an organisational site or activity, potentially doing so in order to make a decision about whether to ask to become a volunteer.