Support for young people - bullying and harassment
West Lothian Council will create a culture where bullying is not acceptable. The Council is committed to establishing a caring, learning community where all members are valued and everyone has a responsibility to promote respect, openness, honesty and understanding.
Bullying is behaviour where power is exerted to cause hurt to others. It is likely to be deliberate and happen more than once.
If someone in your family is being bullied at school the best course of action is to talk to the teacher. In a primary school this could be your child's class teacher or in a secondary school your child's guidance teacher. When talking to school staff remember to stay calm. A good working relationship between you and the school should help the situation.
Schools will do their best to deal with bullying. However, there may be cases where schools cannot resolve problems. For example, if bullying takes place outside school, it may be difficult to deal with. In such cases where the school is unable to act, or in cases of serious assault or harassment, you should contact the police.