Sefton Council Recognised In Fight Against Bullying

Sefton Council has been recognised for its excellent support of young people with additional needs.

The local authority has just received the title ‘SEN and Disability Champion 2015/16’ by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. The alliance is a coalition of organisations funded by the Department for Education, who work together to prevent bullying of children and young people.

To win the award, Sefton Council has shown its commitment to stop the bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs (SEND).

Martha Evans, senior programme lead at the Anti-Bullying Alliance, praised the efforts of Sefton Council. She said: “We’ve been very pleased to work with Sefton over the last twelve months.

“Sefton schools, children’s workforce staff and the local authority have been working hard to reduce bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs.

“The programme has seen a great improvement in the well-being of disabled children and those with SEN in such a short space of time and we are delighted to call Sefton Council Anti-Bullying Alliance SEN/Disability Champions.”

Mike McSorley, Head of Schools and Families at Sefton Council, added: “Recognition from the Anti-Bullying Alliance, as well as the National Children’s Bureau, Contact a Family and the Council for Disabled Children is warmly received.

“However it comes as no surprise to me, knowing as I do the dedication and thorough approach of schools and teams across Sefton Council who support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.”

You can find out more about support for families of children and young people with SEND, visit Sefton’s Local Offer website:


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