Save the date! Anti-bullying week 2013

Anti-bullying week takes place annually in November and each year has a different theme. For 2013 the theme is ‘The future is ours. Safe, fun and connected.’

This year Anti Bullying week runs from Monday 18 to Friday 22 November 2013. Warwickshire County Council’s Family Information Service is holding a series of events for practitioners working with children in schools.headerantibullyingweek

In central Warwickshire there will be two events to kick start the Anti-Bullying week. The Royal Pump Rooms in Leamington Spa is the venue for an afternoon event running from 1.00pm until 4pm for all those who work with children and young people. A similar event focusing on Anti Bullying will be held in the evening from 6pm – 8.30pm and be offered to parents. Both events are to be held on Monday 18 November.

There will also be an event for practitioners in the north of the county at Camp Hill Early Years Centre in Nuneaton from 1.00pm – 4.00pm on Thursday 21 November

In Leamington there will be talks on Tackling Homophobic Bullying, Bullying and Social Media and Staying Safe as well as a market place of support services within Warwickshire providing advice and support to families.

In Nuneaton there will be a presentation on Bullying and Social Media from Warwickshire County Council’s Social Media Officer,  a talk Protection and Reporting Bullying from a local Police Community Support Officer  and a presentation entitled ‘Gay no way’ by Warwickshire Youth Parliament.

Emma Harrison, Family Information Service Manager, said:

“Bullying is a concern for all families and it is important that we do everything we can to help raise awareness of the issue.

These events aim to support the National Anti-bullying Week campaign with advice from representatives of local and national organisations.”

These events are free to attend and we expect demand to be high so please let us know if you would like to reserve a place by emailing Anna Standing at annastanding@warwickshire.gov.uk

The Family Information Service offers free advice, information and support on all family issues to parents, carers and young people.  The team has access to a wide range of resources to offer help to families in the county.

If you would like to find out more about the service please go to www.warwickshire.gov.uk/FIS or get in touch by ringing the helpline on 0845 090 8044 or emailing at fis@warwickshire.gov.uk.