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Schools: Mediation

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what assessment he has made of the (a) scale and (b) effectiveness of mediation through a third party to resolve conflicts between two parties within a school; (231384)

(2) what assessment he has made of the extent to which personal social health education and citizenship classes in schools are tackling the issue of bullying.

The Department has recently commissioned Goldsmiths college to undertake research into the effectiveness of our anti-bullying strategies. This research will provide the necessary quantitative and qualitative data needed to draw robust conclusions about the efficacy of different anti-bullying strategies, including mediation and PSHE and citizenship classes.