There is no legal definition of bullying. However it is usually defined as a repeated behaviour which is intended to hurt someone, either emotionally or physically and is often aimed at certain people because of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or any other aspect, such as their appearance or disability.
What we do
We will increase awareness and encourage staff and learners to report any concerns about bullying
We will be approachable and provide support and reassurance for victims of bullying
We will help to develop the self-confidence and self-esteem of all staff and learners
We will promote an antibullying ethos amongst the staff and learner community and reinforce the Buttercups Anti-Bullying Policy with new and existing staff
We will ensure that the pharmacy has an anti-bullying policy and procedure in line with our own
We review our learners' welfare regularly via telephone reviews and/or learner welfare visits (for 16-19 year old learners)
We provide advice and information on the Stay Safe section of our website, including details of national organisations that can help
What you will do
I will be aware of my own behavior and how that might affect others
If I feel safe enough to do so, I will stand up to people that are bullying others and report them
I will be respectful of others
I will support others that have been affected by bullying
I know that I can report my concerns to the Safeguarding and Welfare Team at Buttercups
If you are worried or have any concerns, please contact the Buttercups Safeguarding and Welfare Team.
Pharmacist Support is an independent charity set up to provide help and support to pharmacy students, pre-registration (pharmacist) trainees, pharmacists, retired pharmacists and their families in times of need.