Anti Bullying Policy


Bullying is not easy to define, it can take many forms and is usually repeated over a

period of time. The three main types of bullying are: physical (e.g. hitting, kicking),

verbal (e.g. racist remarks, threats, name calling), emotional (e.g. isolating an

individual from activities). They will include:

 Deliberate hostility and aggression towards the victim

 A victim who is weaker than the bully or bullies

 An outcome which is always painful and distressing for the victim

Bullying behaviour may also include:

 Other forms of violence

 Sarcasm, spreading rumours, persistent teasing or theft

 Tormenting, ridiculing, humiliation

 Racial taunts, graffiti, gestures

 Unwanted physical contact or abusive/offensive comments of a sexual nature

Emotional and verbal bullying is more likely, however, it is more difficult to cope

with or prove. It is of paramount importance that all clubs develop their own anti

bullying policy to which all its members, coaches, players, staff and volunteers and

parents subscribe to and accept.

Every club should be prepared to:

 Take the problem seriously

 Investigate any incidents

 Talk to bullies and victims separately

Decide on appropriate action, such as:

 Obtain an apology from the bully(ies) to the victim

 Inform parents of the bully(ies)

 Insist on the return of items ‘borrowed’ or stolen

 Insist bullies compensate the victim

 Hold club discussions on bullying

 Provide support for the coach of the victim

Child Protection is about putting in place the best possible practices and

procedures, this will protect not only the child but also you, the adult. If you have

any comments on this guideline or require any further support or guidance

relating to children and young persons please contact the WRU Child Protection

Line on.

WRU Child Protection Unit

Westgate Plaza

Millennium Stadium

Westgate Street


CF10 1NS

WRU Child Protection Line :029 2082 2455