Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (55)

Michael Colreavy

Question:

55. Deputy Michael Colreavy asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the OK Kids programme that was launched recently by the National Anti-Bullying Coalition; if it is to be implemented on a pilot basis in County Roscommon; and his plans to provide funding and support for this initiative. [11753/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy will be aware, I recently launched an Action Plan on Bullying and have ring-fenced €500,000 to support implementation of the actions in the plan this year. The actions in the plan centre around three key themes: support for schools, awareness raising measures and further research. I have asked my officials to contact the National Anti-Bullying Coalition to discuss the contents of the OK Kids Programme.