Cheshire Anti-Bullying Commission is inviting you to sign its Charter to show your commitment to challenging bullying in your workplace or community organisation.
|The Charter is the first time a county-wide pledge has been implemented to tackle bullying and it’s been developed in response to research the Commission has conducted into bullying among under 25s in Cheshire.
The Commission, which was established by Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane, has spoken to hundreds of people across Cheshire who have experienced bullying.
It has also reviewed academic research, serious case reviews and coroner’s reports on suicides where bullying has been a factor.
In response, it is recommending that all organisations in Cheshire come together in a united-front against bullying after it found more needs to be done to not only protect victims but also manage the behaviour of bullies themselves.
Signing the Charter is one way you can show your commitment to challenging bullying and protecting people in our communities. We have also developed a suite of resources for you to proudly display your commitment to the Charter and your support for a bullying-free environment.
Find out more and sign it here: https://cheshire-anti-bullying-charter.info/
PCC David Keane said: “I am proud to have set up Cheshire’s first Anti-Bullying Commission and I am proud of the work the Commission has undertaken so far. As a result of this first phase, focused on under 25s, we have identified a set recommendations which I believe can achieve real change for our young people in Cheshire and beyond.
“Through the work of the Commission we have heard some heartbreaking cases of how being bullied at a young age has severely affected people in later life and in some cases, has resulted in suicide or self-harm.
“What our findings have outlined is that tackling bullying is everyone’s business; the only way we are going to halt this bullying epidemic among all generations in our society is by working together to change behaviour and make it unacceptable to target someone simply just for who they are.
“It is crucial that we work together to ensure these are not just words in a report but actions to make a difference for our communities.”
You can read a full copy of the Cheshire Anti-Bullying Commission phase 1 report at: https://www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk/cheshire-anti-bullying-commission/
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