Decision Maker: Civic Affairs Committee, Council
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To refer the following motion to the Civic Affairs
Council expresses deep concern
Council notes that:
16th to 20th? November 2020 is
Anti-Bullying Week, organised by the Anti-Bullying
The theme of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week is
‘United against bullying’.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance’s definition of
bullying is: ?“the repetitive, intentional hurting of one
person or group by another person or group, where the relationship
involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face to face or
Bullying behaviour can be done by an individual or
by a group, and can be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual or
That bullying in any form, by any group or
individual, in any walk of life, is unacceptable.
To adopt the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s
definition of bullying.
That as councillors we should lead by example in our
actions and interactions, and will support efforts in our
communities to highlight and end bullying. We will further
demonstrate this by asking members to sign a pledge that we will
refrain from bullying behaviour.
That once signed these pledges will be displayed on
councillors’ official Council website profiles to show that
we take bullying seriously and are determined to stand up for our
To launch a review to ensure that for Council
colleagues and our residents, there is clear signposting to
helplines and support groups- such as Childline, ACAS, Citizens
Advice Bureau, Bullying UK, and others.
Publication date: 25/09/2020
Date of decision: 24/09/2020
Decided at meeting: 24/09/2020 - Council