Jacqueline
Hi there,
 
I'm not sure I'm in the right place for some advice regarding my 8 year old son being bullied and the school s reluctance to acknowledge or address the problem?
My son changed schools in 2018 and has been the subject of repeated physical violence by one child in his class. I have had countless meetings with teachers, the head and more recently the chair of governors but there seems to be a reluctance to acknowledge the incidents as serious, no attempts at preventing them and very little.consequences for the bully. I have just this evening received an email from the head following another incident suggesting that it may he my son that is the problem because he maybe failing to read situations.
I am literally at breaking point and so is my son - can you please give me any advice ?
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familylives
Hi, I understand that this is a troubling and upsetting situation. The notion that it is your son's fault that he is being assaulted is offensive victim blaming that removes the blame from the school and makes them feel as though they don't need to do anything. School's maybe closed soon, however, we suggest you obtain a copy of the school's anti-bullying policy and their complaints policy, both of which they are required to provide you with by law. Keep at with them, bug them, constantly, become an irritation that they have to deal with otherwise they will continue to do nothing. You may find it helpful to read our articles on general bullying advice and bullying at school. If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at askus@familylives.org.uk or call our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.
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