Respect for all – a national approach to anti-bullying

Susan Kennedy

Respect for All, a national approach to anti-bullying for Scotland’s children and young people, was launched on 15th November 2017 at the Equalities and Human Rights Committee and Education and Skills Committee Debate into Bullying and PSE at the Scottish Parliament.

Assisant Branch Secretary, Susan Kennedy was UNISON’s Education Issues Group representative on the Scottish advisory group for Respect and Behaviour In Schools (SAGRABIS) which produced this document.

The guidance aims to ensure that all sectors and communities are consistently and coherently contributing to a holistic approach to anti-bullying regardless of the type of bullying.

Susan said, “Respect for All aims to provide an overarching framework and context for all anti-bullying work that is undertaken in Scotland. The approach aims to build capacity, resilience and skills in children and young people, and all those who play a role in their lives, to prevent and deal with bullying.”

The link to the guidance can be found at

If you missed the launch, you can catch up with what was said at the Debate on Scottish Parliament TV –

You may also want to read the Deputy First Minister’s blog about ‘Respect for All’ on the Engage for Education Twitter account –