Our recommendations for perpetrators or potential perpetrators - Museums Association

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.

  1. Read all relevant policies associated with bullying, including harassment, grievance and whistleblowing
  2. Reflect and seek feedback on your behaviour and identify whether it could be described as bullying; refer to the listed bullying behaviours
  3. Listen, reflect and respond professionally to any direct feedback about the impact of your own behaviours
  4. Reflect on how you can address these behaviours and seek support from your line manager, colleagues, peers, external organisations or online support groups
  5. If you feel you have demonstrated any bullying behaviours, acknowledge this behaviour, apologise and talk to the individual concerned, where appropriate