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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-16500: Linda Fabiani (East Kilbride)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 8 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what structures and processes it will put in place to ensure that the longer-term recommendations of the Short Life Working Group on Recording and Monitoring Bullying in Schools are progressed.

Answered by: John Swinney 21 May 2018

We recognise that it is important that the universal approach to recording and monitoring incidents of bullying in schools is implemented with as much support available to schools as possible. Members of the Short Life Working Group have agreed to continue to meet to oversee implementation and to ensure that it is making a difference to children and young people and is meeting the needs of all school staff.

We are proposing to establish an Operational Support group who will be available to assist schools and local authorities as the new approach is implemented.