Promoting Effective Practice to Reduce and Respond to Bullying (Limerick)

Bullying is a serious problem. It can seriously impact on the lives of bullies and victims as well as their families, friends and the wider community. The form that bullying takes is constantly changing. With continued advances in technology such as mobile phones and the internet, bullying is no longer confined to the more traditional settings of schools and clubs. Bullying is a behaviour which involves systematic abuse of power.  It is meant to be hurtful and happens more than once. Bullying can be direct, physical and/or verbal or indirect; for example, leaving a child out, ostracising from friendship groups, using others as a means of attack or intimidation. Bullying can sometimes be unwitting, but the effect is still the same.   


Everyone in the wider community has an important role to play in tackling all forms of bullying and in teaching children how to manage relationships, be resilient and have empathy for others. Social Care Training Ireland have put together an anti-bullying training course which is practical, informative and comprehensive in relation to the issue of bullying. One of the most important points made throughout the course is the ‘Whole Organisational Approach’ to bullying, which proposes that organisations should offer a comprehensive approach to bullying at all levels and to all key stakeholders in terms of prevention and intervention.


This particular training course offers a range of options in relation to the prevention of bullying and the development of an anti-bullying environment. It outlines a variety of responses which may be used to intervene in situations involving bullying. It also provides a framework and process for devising an anti-bullying policy. Anti-bullying work may be challenging; however, this course outlines responses and proposes good practice guidelines and as such should go a long way to provide organisations with support for this work. 


‘Employees shouldn't be afraid to go to work. Parents shouldn't have to fear sending their children to school. Students shouldn't be afraid to go to school.’


Course Outline

  • Peer to Peer Bullying 
    • Types of Bullying
    • Potential Warning Signs
    • Bullying and Power
    • Defining Characteristics of Bullying
    • Raising the subject with a young person you know or suspect is bullying
    • Anti-bullying procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools


  • Organisational Bullying
    • Types of Bullying
    • Laws That Govern Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
    • Code of Practice on Bullying
    • Effects of Bullying
    • Costs of Bullying


Certification: Social Care Training Ireland Certificate in Promoting Effective Practice to Reduce and Respond to Bullying


For more information on our training courses, call Páidí on 0818 220 261 or email


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