Rights, Respect, Equality: Support Service
In September 2020 the Welsh Government launched Rights, respect, equality: statutory guidance to assist school governors, staff and relevant professionals working within a school environment in developing and implementing anti-bullying policies and strategies.
The coronavirus has had a dramatic impact on young lives. Now, more than ever, they need support to build respectful relationships with one another, to feel safe within a challenging and changing environment and ready to learn. The pastoral care and mental health of children remains our absolute priority.
The Welsh Government funded Kidscape to provide practical support to governors and staff to make sure that all learners feel safe, secure and are supported to achieve their full potential.
We introduced a ten step action plan to support schools with meeting their requirements under the guidance, and this was presented through webinars to over 300 governors and schools leaders from schools across Wales.
92% of attendees found the webinar extremely or very helpful with the following feedback:
As a relatively new governor it has made me very aware of the need for this policy and the issues that need to be included.
Clearly delivered content, step by step explanation. The pace was good and it offered lots of practical advice
I found the tips for ensuring a governor has a role in anti bullying helpful...also ways to involve students in leading the curriculum in terms of anti bullying to make it more relatable. Useful tips all round in particular for updating our anti bullying policy.
All of it was extremely helpful. I loved the way you highlighted proactive rather than reactive. You made very clear links between school community and governors. The research facts and figures highlighted the extent of bullying in our schools and was sadly shocking
I will forward the slides to our SMT and the PSHE Well-being Team to look over and discuss when school resumes and we settle back into some sort of normality. I feel better informed to be part of this school discussion. Diolch.
If you are a school lead or governor in Wales, or work for a local authority or other organisation that supports schools with anti-bullying practice and would like to find out more about the action plan and ways Kidscape can support your school or local authority, please email RRE@kidscape.org.uk.
RISE transition support
Delivered in a classroom setting, these two hour workshops help build self esteem and prepare young people for the transition of moving up to secondary school.
ZAP community workshops
ZAP workshops provide young people aged 9-16 with a range of tools to increase assertiveness, build confidence and help manage bullying situations. ZAP has been running for many years and is proven to significantly reduce experiences of bullying.
ZAP in Schools
The ZAP in Schools programme primarily supports children in years 5-8 with bullying awareness and practical tools to increase assertiveness, build confidence and help manage bullying situations.
Delivered through a classroom based workshop.