School gay bullying concerns

A Plaid Cymru AM says Welsh councils are 'in the dark' about over incidents of homophobic bullying in schools, because it doesn't keep proper records of them.

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Welsh Government: Bullying should be recorded and acted upon

Bullying of any kind is totally unacceptable. In October last year, we published a suite of comprehensive anti-bullying guidance which includes a specific section on homophobic bullying.

The guidance advises on preventing, responding to and monitoring and recording homophobic bullying. Good recording procedures allow schools to demonstrate that they are taking steps to tackle bullying, and that initiatives are effective.

We would encourage all local authorities to work with schools in adopting systems to record incidents of homophobic bullying and ensuring they are acted upon.

– Welsh Government spokesperson

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