Bullying

We all hope it won't happen but unfortunately, children with health conditions are sometimes more at risk of being bullied than their peers, so it can be useful to be aware of the support available. If at any time you think your child is being bullied, encourage them to talk to their teacher as well as doing this yourself. Schools are required to have a whole-school approach to dealing with bullying and should respond immediately to any approach you make. 

MDUK’s Education Guidelines, Chapter 15 explores ‘What to do if you are being bullied’: www.musculardystrophyuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016
/09/Chpt15-What-to-do-if-you-are-being-bullied.pdf

'Dealing with Bullying' has been written by Contact for Families with Disabled Children: www.contact.org.uk/media/793674/dealing_with_bullying.pdf

These organisations also provide information, advice and support to children and young people who are being bullied: 
 

 Page last reviewed / updated: March 2021
Next review due: March 2022