The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) is a unique
coalition of organisations and individuals, who work together to stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. ABA is hosted by the National Children's Bureau and is part of the NCB Education and Equalities Team.
We welcome membership from any organisation or individual that supports this vision. ABA also supports a free network of thousands of schools and colleges. The ABA has three main areas of work:
- Supporting learning and sharing best practice through membership;
- Raising awareness of bullying through Anti-Bullying Week and other coordinated, shared campaigns;
- Delivering programme work at a national and local level to help stop bullying and bring lasting change to children's lives;
- Offering services such as consultancy and training to help stop bullying wherever and whenever it happens.
ABA defines bullying as the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace.
We provide expertise in relation to all forms of bullying between children and young people. We have experience in working with a vast range of clients including the government, youth charities, journalists, documentary makers, public services, schools and colleges, children's homes, young offender institutes and businesses. If an expert member of our team is unable to assist - we can certainly put you in touch with someone who can. Contact us.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance was established by the NSPCC and NCB in 2002 and is hosted by leading children's charity, the National Children's Bureau.