Evidence shows that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are significantly more likely to be bullied or victimised than those who don’t have any SEND.
From 2013 – 2015 the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) will be working in partnership with Achievement for All 3As, Contact a Family, Mencap and the Council for Disabled Children on an exciting and innovative new programme of work, funded by the Department for Education, to reduce the incidence and impact of bullying on children with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities in schools. They plan to do this by:
- improving practice in schools;
- early intervention through information, advice and support for parents and carers;
- disseminating information training to the wider sector; and
- ensuring our training and resources are influenced and informed by children and young people with SEND themselves.