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As part of the work of the Anti-Bullying Strategy Group, a new Serious Equality Incident Report Form (SEIRF) has been developed for recording incidents involving children and young people (CYP).  The form is accompanied by a guidance handbook (updated March 2017).  A copy of the form and handbook can also be found on the right of this page.  

This form is relevant to all CYP settings.  It covers all of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010 and can capture racist, homophobic, biphobic, transphobic and disability related incidents; and in addition it captures serious incidents relating to other vulnerable groups, such as CYP in care.

Why should settings use the form?  

It is hoped that it will help us to promote the health and well-being of children and young people and enable schools and other settings to demonstrate the work they are doing in tackling equalities related bullying.  It will also enable the Local Authority to offer targeted support to settings.

What happens to the data? 

Please be assured that no data coming from an individual school or setting will be publicised or shared.  The data will enable the Local Authority to understand the prevalence and type of serious equality related incidents in our area and assess the effectiveness of our anti-bullying and equalities work.  On an annual basis the Local Authority will produce aggregated reports for the three local areas: Bath, Chew Valley/Keynsham and Norton /Radstock.

Who can offer support with the form?

The report has been developed with a user guide (attached).  A member of the Anti-Bullying Strategy Group can also provide a briefing to your team if required (contact Kate_Murphy@bathnes.gov.uk in the first instance).

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