IS AT HAND
initial consultation is available
will steer you to appropriate expertise where we can
are a privately run, nationally recognised, specialist
in Workplace Mediation, Independent
Workplace Investigations and Without
Prejudice Compromise Agreements. If you need
to know more, just call us for an informal chat. Please
respect the fact that our funds our limited. We are unable
to provide legal advice and we are not a substitute for
an Employment Solicitor. We
work on a commercial basis. If we have the resources to
provide you with FREE assistance we certainly will. Call
0845 22 55 787 for further information.
and website is hosted and funded by HR & Diversity
Management Limited and is run by volunteers who dedicate
their time to the subject of bullying in our society.
We are no longer a registered Charity but Charitable status
is not essential in order to provide assistance to those
who both need and deserve it.
the closure of this Charity in 2011 the previously FREE
telephone support found here is, sadly, limited. However,
FREE support is still available on this website, led primarily
by the HR Consultancy who originally founded this helpline.
speakers on LBC radio, BBC radio and television.
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If you would like your case assessed by an HR or legal
expert, contact us.
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if you would like to know more?
0845 22 55 787.
I want to say a big thankyou from the bottom
of my heart to sue whom i spoke to on the 25th september
at 1300 hours re a bullying issue at work. sue was so
wonderful and the only one who listened to me at the time.
today i spoke to another lady and again great. i am now
reading yr advice on how to proceed as official help is
lacking due to understaffing etc. so again u r invaluable.
i would like to donate. is this on yr site. the donations
address for yr charity? thankyou for existing. you are
so so needed. thankyou. Email from grateful
Our 'duty of confidentiality' is, and always has been,
to our clients. We never have, nor ever will, release
your details to a third party. That said, the general
public have a legitimate expectation .. and from time
to time they reasonably expect us, as an anti-bullying
organisation, to 'speak out' to further our cause in the
interests of best practice and to campaign for a stress-free,
bully-free, world. This is what we do. This does not mean
to say that The National Bullying Helpline ever will,
or ever has, breached client confidentiality.
Our Mission is to continue
to work towards eradicating anti-social behaviour in all
corners of our society and occasionally that involves
campaigning, speaking out and raising awareness.
FEBRUARY 2010: Following
inaccurate media reporting and public speculation in February
2010 it was 'implied' that we had breached both client
confidentiality and data protection guidelines. This was
not the case in fact.
The Information Commissioners
Office (The ICO) exonerated us of any such breach. We
simply did not disclose personal names, personal details
or facts relating to historic calls to our helpline -
either to the Press or to any third party. We accused
no one of being a bully and we placed no one at risk in
any way. If you would like a copy of the ICO letter, call
us on 0845 22 55 787.
OUR PET HATE :
Our pet hate is the employer or schoolwho denies
bullying is occuring. We should all embrace the fact that
conflict occurs and when a person feels aggrieved, s/he
has rights. The purpose of our intervention regarding
No.10 in 2010 was to point out to those Politicians the
importance of 'due process' as set out in the ACAS Code
of Practice and to encourage employers, no matter who
they are, to investigate matters thoroughly rather than
make assumptions or (worse) make a public statement of
denial. Employees, UK wide, should feel able to raise
contentious matters in the workplace without fear of repercussion.
The media storm of 2010
led to a significant increase in calls to our helpline
at the time. It became immediately apparent that there
was an urgent need for a UK wide bullying helpline. That
said, having provided a free telephone bullying helpline
service for several years and finding that we continued
to work in extremely stressful circumstances with no funding,
we decided to suspend services temporarily. We have since
recovered. We are back! We are now a privately run, voluntary,
THIS IS A PRIVATELY RUN VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION. THIS WEBSITE
REMAINS 'YOUR NATIONAL BULYING HELPLINE.
DEPEND ON YOUR DONATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS.
If you are struggling
with a bullying, harassment, cyber-crime or anti-social
behaviour issue today, we hope this Helpsite will enable
you to identify solutions and remedies along with practical,
affordable, professional support.
See useful contacts below.
STATEMENT : January 2011
Trustees of The National Bullying Helpline Charity decided
with regret at a meeting held on January 4, 2011, to discontinue
the (free) helpline service with immediate effect and
take steps to close the Charity down. The National Bullying
Helpline is no longer a Charity.
The Charity, founded in
2007, provided an invaluable free service to the public.
In 2010 calls to the Charity trebled but the decision
to close comes because of a lack of funding and the resignation
of our founder and Chief Executive. Increased workload
and trying to secure funding for the Charity had taken
its toll on the CEO’s health over the last year.
The Charity Commission is being informed. Volunteers at
the offices in Swindon have been told that the helpline
will no longer operate.
A statement from the Trustees
said: “This last year, calls to our helpline have
trebled and we have had to take on additional Volunteers
and resources to meet demand. Without doubt, this demonstrates
that a free anti-bullying helpline is a much needed and
much valued life-line for the general public – adults
and children alike.
“We believe our
Charity was unique. We believe there is no other UK bullying
helpline today, quite like The National Bullying Helpline,
providing assistance to both adults and children who are
affected by anti social behaviour in the community, the
home, the workplace and/or the playground.
closure of our Charity will be a great loss tothe public.
“May we thank our
founders, our Ambassador, our dedicated team of Trustees,
Volunteers, our Sponsors and all Associates for their
invaluable input over recent years, to this worthy cause.”The
National Bullying Helpline website will remain in place
as a resource for those who want information and guidance
for combating bullying as it contains practical tools
and downloadable material.
ARE NOW OPERATING AS A PRIVATLY RUN, VOLUNTARY, HELPLINE.
THANK YOU TO OUR PAST AND PRESENT SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS
To our Ambassador, CJ
de Mooi. Our Volunteers, particularly Sue and Richard.
Infotec. Accord. Hinton Newport. HR & Diversity Management
Limited. W H Smith. Swindon Wildcats. Sainsbury's Stratton.
Zurich. Masterclass. NASUWT. Thomson Directories. Morgan
Crucible. Charles Lucas & Marshall Solicitors, Monahan's,
BBC Wiltshire Sound, GWR, Brunel FM & Swindon 105.5
FM Community Radio and VAS Swindon - and many others.