Securing Safety, Mental Health and Wellbeing for All




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9: Vulnerable Groups



  • The Anti-Bullying Alliance. Founded in 2002 by NSPCC and National Children's Bureau, the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) brings together over 100 organisations into one network. web site:



  • Childnet International: Specialist resource for young people to raise awareness of online safety and how to protect themselves. Information can be found at:


  • Education Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH). Information regarding support for homophobic bullying can be found at


  • Stonewall works for equality for lesbians, gay males and bisexuals. It has useful resources for schools. Website at:



                  Responding to Bullying among Children with

                       Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities  

                       University of Cambridge report for ABA


                  Safe for All: A best practice guide to prevent

                       homophobic bullying in secondary schools  

                       University of London report for Stonewall

Advice, Support, Training...

  • Childline  0800 1111 free and confidential helpline for children and young people.  Lines open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


  • Beatbullying provides online support for children and young people by trained ‘Cyber Mentors’:


  • Connexions support for young people aged 13-19 about careers, learning and living.  Free landline calls on 0800 0126 606 .


  • Education Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH)  offer a helpline that is available to young people from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm Monday to Friday and 10.00 am until Midday on Saturdays. All calls are answered by professionally trained call handlers, and treated in confidence. The helpline number is 0808 1000 143.


  • The Line 0800 88 4444  available to children and young people who don’t live at home, e.g. LAC in foster care, children’s homes, but also at boarding school or in hospital.



  • Achievement for All 3As, a charity that supports schools in improving outcomes for vulnerable learners, particularly SEND and Pupil Premium pupils and students, has teamed up with the Anti-Bullying Alliance to develop an Anti-Bullying element in their programmes  

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