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Bullybusters – Liverpool CAMHS

Bullybusters provides a responsive and effective service for those who are affected by or concerned about bullying in schools and the wider community. Our priority is to raise awareness of bullying and highlight the effects that bullying has on individuals and wider society and reduce bullying through a holistic package of training, engagement and interventions. whilst working in collaboration with various agencies including the voluntary and community sector in delivering positive anti-bullying strategies.

What is the service?
The project offers assistance and support to children, young people, parents and professionals through our telephone help-lines and interactive website. We can assist parents with processes and procedures which are current and relevant. We offer a listening ear to young people and their families. We endeavour to assist with communication between children, young people, families and professionals with the ultimate aim of securing a positive outcome for all concerned. We signpost to various agencies and professionals and we look at all the effects of bullying such as damage to self-esteem or confidence, so preventative steps can be taken to minimise any long term effects. If a solution to the bullying is not achieved, we will refer the case to the relevant Local Authority representative who can deal with the issue directly.

What do you do?
The project offers the services of workers who will deliver direct interventions on behalf of the 3 Local Authorities (LA’s). The workers can deliver a whole school approach via workshops, assemblies, presentations and mediation with schools and organisations to keep the anti-bullying message at the top of the agenda all year round. Visits are catered to the needs of the school and are very versatile in delivery.  They can also offer schools a comprehensive training package to assist them in setting up a peer mentor programme within the school and a mediation service for ongoing hard to deal with bullying. They will work with Local Authorities around the facilitation of events relating to anti bullying to compliment  the work already being undertaken as part of their ongoing anti bullying strategy. 

What age group does your service work with?
Young people Aged 4-18 Parents, Carers, Teachers, Support staff – open age

Do you work with other family members?
Yes – we can give advice to Parents/Relatives/Carers

Who to contact

Bullybusters - Liverpool CAMHS

Time / Date Details

When is it on
The Telephone Help-line will be available from 3pm to 6pm Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and bank holidays). Calls will also be responded to as far as possible during office hours [Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm]. There will also be an out of hours answer machine. School-based work will normally be undertaken in school hours although this can be flexible by agreement.