Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (132)

Jonathan O'Brien


132. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has identified any schools that have not established an anti-bullying policy; and any action taken. [11722/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Deputy will be aware that last September I published new anti-bullying procedures for all primary and post primary schools. The new procedures and the associated Department Circular 0045/2013 require all schools to formally adopt and implement an anti-bullying policy that fully complies with the requirements of the procedures. The circular required all Boards of Management to immediately commence the necessary arrangements for developing and formally adopting an anti-bullying policy which fully complies with the requirements of these procedures. All schools are expected to complete this as early as possible in the 2013/14 school year but in any event by no later than the end of the second term of the 2013/14 school year i.e by Friday 11th April 2014.