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Number of bullying cases in Warrington doubles
10:00am Friday 25th October 2013 in News
THE number of children leaving schools in Warrington because they have been a victim of bullying has soared.
In the academic year 2012 to 2013, the amount of children citing bullying as the reason for leaving a school has more than doubled since the previous year.
A Freedom of Information request has revealed that 78 pupils left schools in Warrington due to bullying between September 2012 and July 2013.
This is a sharp increase from the academic year 2011 to 2012 where only 30 students were withdrawn from school for bullying.
The figures follow information from the NSPCC which revealed that 46 per cent of children and young people have stated that they have been bullied at school at some point in their lives.
A ChildLine spokesperson for the north west said: “Bullying remains one of the main reasons why children and young people contact ChildLine.
“Children may be bullied for a number of different reasons and the impact of bullying can be long lasting and deeply affect a child’s happiness, esteem and performance at school.
“Teachers should be given the skills and confidence to tackle this issue, and schools should be encouraged to have anti-bullying policies in place, to ensure that school remains a place for children to learn, not a place of fear from bullying.”
Despite growing concerns over bullying in schools, education bosses at the council have confirmed that all schools have anti-bullying policies in place, where they report on the implementation of these policies to its governing bodies.
A spokesman for the council said: “As part of their inspection regime, Ofsted judges schools on the standards of pupil behaviour.
“The evidence from recent inspections of schools in Warrington is that behaviour is mostly good or better.”
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