Our recommendations for perpetrators or potential perpetrators
Bullying is a conscious act and our approach to bullying centres around the concept of sustained intention.
The recommendations below have been written to support anyone who identifies as a perpetrator or feels they have the potential to become one.
- Read all relevant policies associated with bullying, including harassment, grievance and whistleblowing
- Reflect and seek feedback on your behaviour and identify whether it could be described as bullying; refer to the listed bullying behaviours
- Listen, reflect and respond professionally to any direct feedback about the impact of your own behaviours
- Reflect on how you can address these behaviours and seek support from your line manager, colleagues, peers, external organisations or online support groups
- If you feel you have demonstrated any bullying behaviours, acknowledge this behaviour, apologise and talk to the individual concerned, where appropriate