Call to extend anti-bullying tactics

Anti-bullying strategies that work in schools should be adopted in
children’s homes, where violence and bullying is regarded by many
staff as a normal part of growing up, according to a new

The results of the study, unveiled at a conference on child welfare
at Cardiff University last week, show that half of all children in
care have experienced abuse at the hands of other children or have
seen incidents.

But the report finds that many staff regard bullying and physical
attacks as no more than typical childhood behaviour.

Albert Heaney, the NSPCC children’s services manager for south and
west Wales, said the types of anti-bullying policies that had been
used successfully in schools could be replicated in residential

“Extra training and support for staff would also help them to
respond to the issues that have been highlighted,” Heaney

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