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Bullying Oral Question, 3/12/14 [S]

During Portfolio Question Time on 3 December 2014 Siobhan McMahon (Lab) asked the Scottish Government what measures it is taking to combat bullying in schools.

The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotlandís Languages, Alasdair Allan, replied that The Scottish Government approach to anti-bullying, which was developed in partnership with stakeholders, sets out a common vision and aims to make sure that work across all agencies and communities is jointly focused on tackling all types of bullying.

To support the implementation of the national approach we have established and wholly fund respectme, which is a national anti-bullying service, in order to build confidence and capacity to tackle all types of bullying effectively. We are committed to refreshing the national approach to ensure that it remains current and reflects policy developments. A working group will be set up early in 2015.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 3 December 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 3 December 2014