Parents & Carers

The Anti-Bullying Alliance isn't able to deal with individual cases. However, there are lots of places that parfents and carers are able to go to for information and advice about bullying issues:

Sources of information, advice and support for parents and carers:

Family Lives (previously Parentline Plus) 0808 800 2222 - Immediate support and advice for parents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Kidscape: 08451 205 204 - A helpline for parents and carers of bullied children is available Monday - Tuesday: 10am to 8pm; Wednesday - Friday: 10am to 4pm

Contact a Family have a helpline for families with disabled children - they can give advice on bullying issues. You can contact them on 0808 808 3555 and visit their website which has information about bullying on.

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
Provides help and advice on cyberbullying, the Centre maintains a website for children and young people, and parents and carers about staying safe online.

Ofsted Parent View website
This website has an online questionnaire that allows parents and carers to give their views on their child's school at any time of the year. The questionnaire asks for parents for their opinion on 12 aspects of their child's school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour, with a final question as to whether or not they would recommend the school to other parents.

Red Balloon Learner Centres Red Balloon provide intensive, full-time education for children aged between 9 and 18 who feel unable to return to school because they have been severely bullied. There are Red Balloon Centres all over England, and they also have a programme of online support.

Further information and support

How can you help your child if they are being bullied (ABA page)

How can you help if you child is bullying others - or involved in a bullying incident (ABA page)

Cyberbullying - how to keep your child safe online (ABA page)

Keep an eye on it a free downloadable leaflet for parents and carers includes useful information written by young people themselves.

The ABA is excited to announce a new partnership with Argos that will help to educate families about staying safe on line. The free safety software uses trusted Norton technology so younger family members can enjoy the internet whilst protecting them from the cyber-bullying'. Parents can easily monitor, track and block inappropriate content whilst setting time limits and also keep an eye on their children's favourite social networking sites. For your free download go to http://www.argos.co.uk/static/ArgosPromo3/includeName/norton-anti-virus.htm

Dealing with racism and bullying: tips for parents and guardians:

The Black Training and Enterprise Group has published a leaflet to assist parents of school age children when they are meeting with the school to stop racism or bullying. The leaflet contains practical tips and useful website links for parents. The leaflet is available to download. http://www.bteg.co.uk/index.php/Downloads/Education/Education-guides/Dealing-with-racism-and-bullying-in-schools/Download.html