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05/11/2020 - Anti-bullying Motion from Council

The Civic Affairs Committee Agreed


A)       To designate a three-member Task and Finish Group to

             i.          Consider options for adopting the LGA Model Code of Conduct when the final version is published

            ii.          Review the whistle-blowing and anti-bullying policies, and work with HR and Democratic Services to consider how best to raise awareness of the provisions of these policies.

B)       Request that the communications team include anti-bulling messages in their communications plan for anti-bullying week.

C)       Appoint Councillor Heather Williams (Chair), Councillor Clare Daunton and one other Liberal Democrat Councillor to the Task and Finish Group.

25/09/2020 - Standing in the name of Cllr Heather Williams



Agreed          To refer the following motion to the Civic Affairs Committee.


Council expresses deep concern that:



Council notes that:


  • 16th to 20th? November 2020 is Anti-Bullying Week, organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
  • 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 online”?.
  • Bullying behaviour can be done by an individual or by a group, and can be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual or online.


Council resolves:


  • 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 communities.
  • 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.