To keep children and young people safe, we must ensure that
safeguarding children and young people is everybody’s business. We
believe that every child and young person in the Royal Borough of
Kensington and Chelsea should grow up free from bullying,
harassment and discrimination.
It is vital that everyone concerned with children and young
people is able to respond effectively to incidents of bullying
behaviour, and help prevent these from happening.
We aim to raise awareness about bullying and its effects on
children and young people and, with a comprehensive, coordinated
approach to anti-bullying across the borough, develop strategies to
prevent and respond to it. We will help children and young people,
parents and carers to prevent, and deal with, bullying behaviour,
and provide information, training and support to those working with
children and young people.
To help achieve our vision, we have produced Kensington and
Chelsea’s Anti-Bullying Strategy.
Our strategy seeks to build on the effective practice we already
have in place to prevent and respond to bullying, whilst
recognising that we need to work more collaboratively with others
to achieve our aims.
The strategy sets out our shared vision to ensure that every
child, young person and adult in the Royal Borough is treated with
dignity. We believe that:
- everyone is entitled to respect and has a responsibility to
- each person is unique, has a positive contribution to make with
talents and strengths that should be encouraged
- we should value and be at ease with the social diversity that
reflects our borough and society
- our homes, schools, workplaces, neighbourhoods, streets,
recreation spaces and public transport should be free from fear,
bullying and intimidation
We will ensure that:
- all children, young people, their families and other adults in
Kensington and Chelsea are able to achieve their full potential in
safe and healthy environments, and make a positive
- respect for self and others is actively promoted; that
resilience is developed; and that children, young people and other
adults who experience bullying behaviour are consistently
- that all forms of bullying are effectively challenged and dealt
Our aim is to tackle bullying in the community and work in
partnership with schools and other settings to prevent and respond
to incidents. We want to capture the most effective and innovative
approaches, and provide information and strategies that help
children and young people know what they should do, whom they
should turn to and how they can help others who are being
We acknowledge that the success of our strategy will take time
to impact on the lives of children and young people. We are
confident that, by actively sharing and communicating our vision
expressed in this document, and taking actions to embed it across
all our services, we can make a substantial difference.
The strategic group will monitor the implementation of the
strategy and ensure that all partners are aware of and working
towards achieving our vision.