National Bullying Helpline

BULLYING IS DISCRIMINATION

BULLYING DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE

Tel: 0845 22 55 787

The National Bullying Helpline is a member of NCVO Member ID: MEMBERVC/17761

Anti Social Behaviour. Trolling. eCRIME. Mobbing. Bullying. Harassment. Intimitation, Investigation. Grievance. Disciplinary. Suspension. Stalking. Workplace bullying. Abuse. Bullying. Cyber Bullying. cyberbullying. cyber bullying Crime. ecrime, Bullying at Work. Discrimination. Harassment. Stalking. Trolling. Mobbing. Grooming, Facebook. LinkedIn. Social media sites. Threats. Victimisation. Advice Centre. We speclialise in Workplace Investigations, Mediation and Compromise Agreements Settlement Agreements, Employment Law. Jan 2014.

HELP US, HELP YOU, STOP BULLYING

See the new eCRIME website at http://www.ecrime-action.co.uk/

PLEASE SIGN our eCRIME e-petition. VOTE at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/54143

The Rt Hon DAVID CAMERON MP: "Stamping out bullying in the workplace and elsewhere is a vital objective. Not only can bullying make people's lives a misery, but it harms business and wider society too. So I congratulate the National Bullying Helpline for its efforts to give practical support to those being bullied, and to make bullying a thing of the past". (NB David Cameron wrote this for us before he became PM. We are extremely grateful to him for his ongoing support of our work).

TESTIMONIAL: "You are doing God's good work". A grateful helpline caller. (More below)

eCRIME (cyber bullying)

'eCRIME is a 21st Century problem of epic proportion without a 21st Century solution' says Christine Pratt.

What is eCRIME? At The National Bullying Helpline eCRIME is our 'label' for all anti-social behaviour using technology. We include trolling, mobbing, cyber-bullying, cyber-stalking, child exploitation over the net, cyber fraud, e-theft, identity fraud and even industrial espionage over the internet. eCRIME is simply any form of attack or abuse using technology, including Social Media sites such as Ask.fm, Facebook and Twitter. eCRIME affects us all, adults and children alike.

David Cameron urges us to boycott 'vile' websites. Let's go a step further. Let's Lobby for e-CRIME Legislation or an ACT that partners The Harassment Act. This will never completely stop internet hate-crime but it may act as a deterrent and may even save lives. Do you want to join forces with us and campaign for tougher laws on all forms of e-CRIME? Call us today if you want to help. Tel: 0845 22 55 787 now. Thank you. Christine Pratt. Founder of The National Bullying Helpline. (16 August 2013).

R.I.P. There were six child suicides during 2013 due to cyber bullying

eCRIME e-Petition

For further details contact: 01793 338888. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/54143

e-PETITION: eCRIME laws are urgently needed to safeguard everyone, ADULTS and CHILDREN alike. Internet abuse and on-line anti-social behaviour affects us all.

Umbrella legislation is called for to protect ADULTS and CHILDREN alike (consider amendment to The Harassment/Stalking Act). Prohibit all on-line anti-social behaviour via sites such as Ask.fm, Facebook, Twitter and the like. Too many children are committing suicide as a direct result of eCRIME. This is a 21st Century problem of epic proportion without a 21st Century solution. eCRIME includes (not exclusively) trolling, mobbing, cyberbullying, on-lineharassment, stalking, exploitation and identity theft over the net with the deliberate intention of causing harm, distress or personal loss to an individual.

Specifically we seek self-regulatory measures on social media sites, greater Police powers to investigate/identify perpetrators and clearer definitions of what constitutes an offence. Legislation and explicit guidelines are essential. We may never completely stop perpetrators of on-line-bullying but eCRIME laws will act as a deterrent and will save lives.

TESTIMONIALS

Christine I could not have done with out your advice and help, the grievance, as you know I have put in accuses some of the department of bullying and in particular my manager and this young man who accused me. I cannot express my thanks enough for your advice at a time when I thought I was going to take my life. Christine Pratt you are a great advisory, you know your stuff, may the Lord bless you and keep you and thank you so very very very much. Lesley. January 2014.

I would like to start by saying thank you not just for my case assessment, but also for being a friend who understands what this feels like. I don't know how exactly I'm going to get through this however I do know I have to close the door on (Employer name removed). I feel like this is all I've dealt with for months now. I know now in my head and my heart there is no way back after what has happened. This whole situation has to a large part has broken my nerves and confidence in my piers, I've decided to give notice on Monday. I know you've advised me otherwise Christine I just can't take anymore, The most important part of all of this is an employment specialist yourself Christine could see what I did and that through time will hopefully heal my head and my heart. I cried for hours yesterday again I'm so tired now Christine and have no interest in pursuing (Employer name removed) for moneys I've not earned. When I needed my manager most he was not there and left me feeling so unsupported. James. January 2014.

Many thanks for your call today and for your interest in my situation. Your input, advice and assessment were all much appreciated as part of my route through the difficult situation in which I have found myself. I have now made my decision to accept the settlement agreement offered and have placed the matter into my Union Rep's hands. It is now time for me to begin picking up the pieces and to move on. Yvonne. January 2014

Your site has gone a long way to making me better informed about the enormity and impact bullying has on a great many people and become better able to cope with my sense of injustice and anxiety. I believe being better informed about the reality of your situation helps to understand why you are in it in the first place and better able to deal with it in a 'calm' way (well, calmish!). I will do what I can to support your site so, yes, you can put my sentence on the site but I have worked very, very hard to develop and maintain a strong relationship with my union and am at a critical stage at this time so my name really must not appear. Ms J. September 2013.

Keep up the good fight Christine you gave me the courage and strength to say no this is wrong to a very intimidating manager through time i think I'll a better man for it. Your dear departed friend (Tim Field) would be so proud of you i think you’re lovely. James. December 2013

I don’t know who provided you with my e-mail address but I have enjoyed the information your bulletins provided, thank you. I would like a free copy of the above (Rapport Newsletter) if possible. HR: Top 100 Employer. 2013.

Thanks very much for your quick response and the attachment. And it was good to hear your voice, feel really warm and being supported. I was really pleased that found there is such an organisation who can help me, and I have read quite few cases from your online site and I believe that things happen for a reason. Ms M. 2013

Thank you for your assistance that is a fantastic help. The turnover at (Name of Employer removed) is very high, 15 left last year alone and that wasn’t the start of the exodus. I will try and look into the figures somehow. I know over the last 10 years it has been bad and I know of 4 that have left during that time who have long term mental health problems. Ms Y. 2013

"I really want to thank you for the support, kindness, respect and understanding you showed during the investigation I appreciate its long overdue but it still plays on my mind". Employee following workplace investigation. November 2012

WOMENS OWN 'Get the right advice' Christine Pratt of The National Bullying Helpline and a director of HR & Diversity Management gives her top tips on how to deal with the problem. For help, call The National Bullying Helpline. WOMENS OWN 07.01.2013 Page 27

ACAS endorses us on their YouTube Video See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hflX4g3Ns6E

OFSTED, ChildLine and ACAS all refer the public to this helpline

HELP IS AT HAND

FREE initial consultation is available

We will steer you to appropriate expertise where we can

We are a privately run, nationally recognised, specialist advice centre.

We specialise in Workplace Mediation, Independent Workplace Investigations and Without Prejudice Compromise Agreements. If you need to know more, just call us for an informal chat. Please respect the fact that our funds our limited. We are unable to provide legal advice and we are not a substitute for an Employment Solicitor. We work on a commercial basis. If we have the resources to provide you with FREE assistance we certainly will. Call 0845 22 55 787 for further information.

This helpline and website is hosted and funded by HR & Diversity Management Limited and is run by volunteers who dedicate their time to the subject of bullying in our society. We are no longer a registered Charity but Charitable status is not essential in order to provide assistance to those who both need and deserve it.

Due to the closure of this Charity in 2011 the previously FREE telephone support found here is, sadly, limited. However, FREE support is still available on this website, led primarily by the HR Consultancy who originally founded this helpline.

Regular speakers on LBC radio, BBC radio and television.

Voted 'Website Of The Week'. YOU Magazine: September 2009

CASE ASSESSMENT: If you would like your case assessed by an HR or legal expert, contact us.

Email us at admin@nationalbulyinghelpline.co.uk if you would like to know more?

Alternatively, Telephone 0845 22 55 787.

Testimonial: I want to say a big thankyou from the bottom of my heart to sue whom i spoke to on the 25th september at 1300 hours re a bullying issue at work. sue was so wonderful and the only one who listened to me at the time. today i spoke to another lady and again great. i am now reading yr advice on how to proceed as official help is lacking due to understaffing etc. so again u r invaluable. i would like to donate. is this on yr site. the donations address for yr charity? thankyou for existing. you are so so needed. thankyou. Email from grateful Helpline caller.

CONFIDENTIALITY

CONFIDENTIALITY: Our 'duty of confidentiality' is, and always has been, to our clients. We never have, nor ever will, release your details to a third party. That said, the general public have a legitimate expectation .. and from time to time they reasonably expect us, as an anti-bullying organisation, to 'speak out' to further our cause in the interests of best practice and to campaign for a stress-free, bully-free, world. This is what we do. This does not mean to say that The National Bullying Helpline ever will, or ever has, breached client confidentiality.

Our Mission is to continue to work towards eradicating anti-social behaviour in all corners of our society and occasionally that involves campaigning, speaking out and raising awareness.

OUR PET HATE : Our pet hate is the politician, employer or school that denies bullying is occuring. We should all embrace the fact that conflict occurs and when a person feels aggrieved, s/he has rights.

The purpose of our intervention regarding No.10 in 2010 was to point out to those Politicians the importance of 'due process' as set out in the ACAS Code of Practice and to encourage employers, no matter who they are, to investigate matters thoroughly rather than make assumptions or (worse) make a public statement of denial.

Employees, UK wide, should feel able to raise contentious matters in the workplace without fear of repercussion.

THIS IS A PRIVATELY RUN VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION. THIS WEBSITE REMAINS 'YOUR NATIONAL BULYING HELPLINE.

WE DEPEND ON YOUR DONATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS.

If you are struggling with a bullying, harassment, cyber-crime or anti-social behaviour issue today, we hope this Helpsite will enable you to identify solutions and remedies along with practical, affordable, professional support.

See useful contacts below.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADVERTISE ON THIS SITE?

If you are a mediator, a family or employment law solicitor, a counselor, an HR consultant and/or a provider of dispute resolution services you are welcome to email admin@hrdiversity.co.uk to have your contact details listed below. A small fee may be charged for this service. We hope the helplines and useful contact details provided below are of some assistance to you. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Compromise or not to Compromise? That is the question. See News & Events.

This helpline is a nationally recognised, advice centre specialising in bullying and harassment.

ACAS, Citizens Advice and the Employment Tribunal system refer workplace conflict cases to us.

This helpline is run by Volunteers.

Would you like more comprehensive assistance with;

Workplace Investigations

Settlement Agreements

Would you like to advertise your dispute resolution services on this website - and become an associate?

See list of useful contacts and helplines on our contacts page.

This Helpline and Website is hosted and run by HR & Diversity Management Limited.

Call us if you would like to donate to this Voluntary run service.

ONLINE SAFETY (Guide)

Facebook launch a new abuse button. Understand how it works !

Have ground rules, communicate them and understand them.

Have rules about meeting 'online friends' in real life

Have anti-virus, filtering and parental monitoring systems

Activate security and privacy settings on your child's computer

Arrange all family access to internet to take place in a shared family room. Consider; can your child access the internet elsewhere?

Encourage your child to talk to you if they are uncomfortable or have concerns

Share their experience

FACTS

Anti Social Behaviour is unacceptable

Bullying Kills

Bullying hurts

Bullies are cowards

Cyber bullying is a crime

Cyber stalking is a crime

Harassment is bullying

Stalking is bullying

Bullies are sad

Bullies are cowards

Cyber bullying is not just a kids thing

 

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION TO OUR VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION

HELP US TO HELP OTHERS

27 Nov 2013: We spoke on BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire about cyber-bullying.

23 Oct 2013: Radio 5 Live Nicky Campbell - covering Sexual Harassment at Work.

16 August 2013: We spoke on LBC Radio about the sad suicide of 17yr old Daniel Perry this week, due to on-line bullying (e-CRIME). Last week we heard about the suicide of 14yr old Hanna Smith.

GREAT NORTH RUN: SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2013. Runner raised £1,000 for The National Bullying Helpline. Joanna of Northumberland completed the race in good time and raised funds to help us with our eCRIME e-petition campaign (for a safer, bully free, world on the internet). Thank you so much Joanna.

 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

Our 'duty of confidentiality' is, and always has been, to our clients. We never have, nor ever will, release your details to a third party. That said, the general public have a legitimate expectation .. and from time to time they reasonably expect us, as an anti-bullying organisation, to 'speak out' to further our cause in the interests of best practice and to campaign for a stress-free, bully-free, world. This is what we do. This does not mean to say that The National Bullying Helpline ever will, or ever has, breached client confidentiality.

Our Mission is to continue to work towards eradicating anti-social behaviour in all corners of our society and occasionally that involves campaigning, speaking out and raising awareness.

NO.10 & FEBRUARY 2010

Thank you for your loyalty

Press Release: http://www.swindonlink.com/news/national-bullying-hotline-founder-exonerated

We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all those who have written to us, emailed us and/or called us since 22nd February 2010 voicing support. We are overwhelmed by the 500+ emails and letters received.

The Information Commissioner (ICO) exonerated the COE of The National Bullying Helpline of breach of confidentiality in February 2010. Simply, no one was named, no personal details were disclosed and no one was placed at risk.

The purpose of our media intervention in 2010 was to point out the importance of 'due process' as set out in the ACAS Code of Practice and to encourage employers to investigate matters thoroughly rather than make assumptions or (worse) make a public statement of denial. Employees, UK wide, should feel able to raise contentious matters in the workplace without fear of repercussion. The bullying that was 'catagorically denied' in central government by political officials in February 2010 was subsequently admitted by various political memoirists. The truth came out eventually - and we were right to speak out!

Whatever the rights or wrongs of what happened in 2010, bullying has not gone away. Bullying will never go away.

So, we will continue to tackle anti-social behaviour and help those who struggle with bullying issues. We will not be bullied ourselves. The public still need our support - of that there is absolutely no doubt. We intend to continue to provide support to all those who need it insofar as we are able to with limited funds and resources.

If you are struggling with a bullying, harassment, cyberbullying, cyber crime or anti-social behaviour issue today, we hope this Helpsite will enable you to identify solutions and remedies along with practical, affordable, professional support. Thank you.

This website remains 'your' National Bullying Helpline.

In an ideal world there would be no need for an anti-bullying helpline.

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THANK YOU TO OUR PAST SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS and ASSOCIATES

To our Ambassador, CJ de Mooi. Our Volunteers, particularly Sue and Richard. Infotec. Accord.  Hinton Newport. HR & Diversity Management Limited. W H Smith. Swindon Wildcats. Sainsbury's Stratton. Zurich.  Masterclass. NASUWT. Thomson Directories. Morgan Crucible. Charles Lucas & Marshall Solicitors, Monahan's, BBC Wiltshire Sound, GWR, Brunel FM & Swindon 105.5 FM Community Radio and VAS Swindon - and many others.

 

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO MAY BE AT RISK?

We will act if we believe and adult or child is at risk or in danger. We have a Service Agreement with Wiltshire Police, covering the UK, and we work closely with them in cases where an individual feels intimidated or threatened in any way. In an emergency you can contact the Police Domestic Violence Liaison Officer : North & West Wilts. Telephone: 01249 449766

We help people in distress in a practical, positive, timely, way and in some cases we will put callers in touch with professional service providers ; (solicitors, investigators, mediators etc).

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