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Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

20. To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to tackle the bullying of school children with special needs. (205985)

This week we are launching tailored guidance which provides schools with comprehensive advice on how to prevent and tackle the bullying of children with SEN and disabilities. Heads and governors have statutory duties to prevent the bullying of these children which are outlined in the guidance. The anti-bullying alliance and national strategies will provide support and challenge for local authorities and schools to ensure the guidance is effectively implemented on the ground.