Jan 2013: WOMAN'S OWN.
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Jan 2013: WOMAN’S OWN 07.01.2013
GROWN UP AND BEING BULLIED. Quote:
Christine Pratt of The National Bullying Helpline 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
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 This is
FREE advice for line managers and employers.
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.
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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
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
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