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EVENTS & NEWS

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Feb 2013: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt urges NHS Trusts not to enter into Settlement Agreements.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has indeed written to all UK NHS Trusts to urge them NOT to use gagging clauses to stop staff raising concerns over patient care. See full article; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21483103

We have grave concerns about this on two counts. a) Has Jeremy Hunt considered the Government’s missive to urge Employers to enter into ‘Settlement Agreements’ (formerly known as Compromise Agreements), in order to help keep Employment Tribunal statistics to a minimum? b) We fear The Health Secretary’s intentions may, in fact, have an opposite impact on patient care. Employees raising Grievances in the NHS often highlight (or touch on), patient care issues. So, if Employees believe, rightly or wrongly, that raising patient care issues in a formal complaint will jeopardise the likelihood of a financial settlement – will they hold back on those important ‘risk’ issues? We think some might ! It would be far better, and far more ‘open and transparent’ if NHS Settlement Agreement cases were properly audited and risk assessed as part of a ‘wash up’ to ensure management errors, in every context, were properly addressed. Surely? Email your views to admin@hrdiversity.co.uk

Jan 2013: WOMAN'S OWN. Get the right ADVICE.

Jan 2013: WOMAN’S OWN 07.01.2013 GROWN UP AND BEING BULLIED. Quote: Christine Pratt of The National Bullying Helpline and director of HR & Diversity Management gives top tips on how to deal with the problem. See Page 27 of the January edition of Woman’s Own.

Sep 2012: WORKPLACE INVESTIGATION TOOLKIT

THE INSTITUTE OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (ILM), Edge On Line, feature us in an article written by Christine Pratt for management. Click here to see full article: http://www.i-l-m.com/edge/workplace_investigations.aspx

20 Sep 2012: STREAMLINING EMPLOYMENT LAWS

In summary, Vince Cable’s proposals to streamline Employment Laws include: 1. Promotes greater use of Settlement Agreement (formerly known as Comrpomise Agreements) with proposals for an ACAS code of practice. 2. A reduction in the cap on unfair dismissal compensation. 3. Streamlining Employment Tribunals, making it easier for Judges to dismissal weak cases. 4. Consulting on changes to TUPE. 5. Recommending improved guidance for small businesses on the ACAS code of practice on discipline and grievances. No doubt we will hear more on this subject.

Call us NOW to discuss Employment Law support – 0845 22 55 787 - or go to www.hrdiversity.co.uk for professional HR assistance.

BULLYING AFFECTS 8 out of 10 PEOPLE

June 2012: PRESS RELEASE REF THE NATIONAL BULLYING HELPLINE http://www.swindonlink.com/news/national-bullying-hotline-founder-exonerated

September 2011: SCHOOL BULLY VICTIM RECEIVES COMPENSATION
A child aged 13, the UK, has received compensation for having been abused and bullied. In the first case of its kind a schoolboy from Maltby Comprehensive School near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, has been awarded a four figure sum in compensation following a spate of classroom bullying. Jed Winfindale, aged 13, was abused persistently. He was hit over the head several times with a wooden drawing board until he was so injured he was taken to hospital and later suffered flashbacks and nightmares. At the time, the only action the school were prepared to take was to suspend the bully for two days. Jed’s mother was not prepared to accept this as the boy was known for disruptive behaviour. He has now been removed from the school. Rotheram Council admitted liability for breach of statutory duty and negligence and agreed to the undisclosed payout.

So, parents, if your child is being abused or bullied at school and you fear the school is not taking satisfactory action, write to your local authority and remind them that they have a ‘statutory duty’ to ensure all children in their schools are safe at all times.

September 2011: TEENAGER JAILED
Trolling, was the term used to describe a most ‘vile and disgusting’ cyber-bullying committed by Sean Duffy, 25 yrs. Sean posted abusive and macabre messages on Facebook about teenagers who have died. Natasha McBryde (15yrs old) committed suicide by throwing herself under a train. Lauren Drew (14yrs old) was found dead after suffering a suspected epileptic fit, Hayley Bates (16yrs old) died in a car crash and Jordan Cooper (14yrs old) who was stabbed to death in Northumberland). These, and others, were systematically abused and ridiculed on Facebook, by Dufffy. Duffy (from Reading) has was jailed for 18 weeks and banned from using social networking sites for 5 years.

Some claim the penalty is not severe enough.

 

 

 

 

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ANNUALLY

7 NOVEMBER: NATIONAL BAN BULLYING AT WORK DAY.

Each year we have marked the day in memory of the late Andrea Adams and Tim Field and all those who have dedicated their lives to eliminating workplace bullying. Please consider organising an event at work, or in your school, during this period - to raise awareness and raise funds for anti-bullying organisations.

SECOND WEEK OF NOVEMBER: NATIONAL BAN BULLYING WEEK.

This is an annual event. We are organising a lot of events this year. Please contact us if you would like to get involved. Thank you.

 

“COOL TO CRI”
CONFRONT, RECORD
and INFORM

CONFRONT - Confront or challenge the bully. Tell the bully to STOP. Tell the bully that you are upset about they way they have behaved.

RECORD - Record the things that upset you in a diary. Keep a record of all the small things that upset you. If you don't want to talk to someone, write a story about what is happening in your life and hand it to your teacher or to a trusted friend.

INFORM - Inform an adult or your mum or dad. Tell an adult that you are being bullied. Tell a teacher. Tell your friends. Tell someone that you are upset and tell them why.

 

 

 

 

Remember. 
There is no place for bullies in our Society today.
Thank you
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Updated 18-02-2013