Article 12 UNCRC – Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account.
By law all schools must have a behaviour policy and procedure which covers bullying, Section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act (2006) documents that ‘every school must have measures to encourage good behaviour and prevent all forms of bullying amongst pupils’
Equality Act 2010
It is illegal to harass, victimise or discriminate against anyone. Schools have a legal duty to follow the Equality Act. Staff must act to prevent harassment, victimisation and discrimination within the school.
Human Rights Act 1998
The Human Rights Act is a list of things people in the UK have a right to, Schools have to have policies that comply with the Act, in particular Article 3 which states ’No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment’ if schools are aware you are being treated badly they must intervene to stop it.
Please find some useful links relating to hate crime below:
If you want to talk to one of our youth workers regarding hate crime please contact a member of the Info Shop team on 01978 295600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org