Bullying includes verbal and physical abuse of a child by another child or teacher and can happen both on and off school premises. Bullying must be tackled as the consequences for the victim can be very serious and in some cases lead to long term psychological harm.
When looking after your child the school should act like a careful parent would, so they must take reasonable steps to prevent bullying. This requires them to have a clear and comprehensive anti bullying policy.
Parents who suspect their child is being bullied should raise their concerns with the School immediately, and any verbal report should also be put in writing.
Parents should look at the school’s Anti Bullying Policy to make sure that the school is addressing the problem appropriately. If not the parent should make a formal complaint following the school’s complaints procedure.
This is why Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Education Law solicitors are here.
We pledge to provide every client with outstanding personal service and communication, unrivalled industry knowledge and a proven track record of successfully representing clients regarding bullying at school.
How do we achieve this?
If it is proven your child has been damaged, physically or psychologically as a result of bullying that was not addressed properly, a claim can be made for compensation.
Obtaining clear, high quality legal advice as soon as possible will ensure the correct issues can be identified and appropriate representations made.