Incidents of bullying should be reported to your school at the earliest opportunity. School staff are in the best position to carry out an investigation into the incident as they will know the pupils involved.
Schools have a duty to respond to reported incidents of bullying and any information received is treated in confidence. Appropriate action will be taken and sanctions against pupils can include exclusion from school transport.
For the safety of pupils on the school bus, CCTV is fitted on many vehicles and where recordings are available they will be used to identify unacceptable behaviour.
Safer Travel will help!
You can also report bullying and intimidating behaviour on the school bus to the Safer Travel Team by using our online reporting form. As with all reports that we receive, complaints concerning bullying will be treated in strictest confidence. We realise that confronting a bullying problem can be a difficult thing to do and can take a great deal of courage.
The Safer Travel Team are keen to hear of any incidents and will work with the school to solve the problem. All incidents will be dealt with quickly and effectively and difficult situations handled in a sensitive manner.
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Page Last Updated: 20 August 2010