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"Guidance" is not enough!

March 27, 2007 9:24 PM

Following the publication of today's parliamentary report on bulling, the BBC reports that the government will stop short of forcing schools to actually do anything and will merely issue "guidance". DELGA Chair Jen Yockney responded, "in the schools where this is a problem mere guidance can be ignored and so the force of real regulations is actually needed - like schools where a blind eye is turned to homophobic bullying due to the prejudices of the staff."

"Guidance will reinforce good practice where it's already good - and we welcome the many schools which are now doing really good work tackling all forms of bullying - but will do nothing to help pupils in schools where bullying is not taken seriously."