Countering Bullying

Foster carers must promote an atmosphere in their home where bullying is not accepted or tolerated.


Bullying can include but not be limited to any of the following:

Bullying is a form of prejudice that leads to discrimination . That is treating someone unkindly or with a lack of respect because they are different or have a different view.

Children and bullying

Children can be both victims and perpetrators of bullying.

Children can be bullied outside of the foster home. In this case it is the responsibility of the foster carer and the social worker to deal with this situation as best they can and help the young person to develop strategies themselves.

Addressing bullying

Carers are expected to take a proactive stance in detecting the signs of bullying and to address them appropriately. Some of the steps and actions are as follows: