United Against Bullying Plus (UAB+) is our FREE whole-school anti-bullying programme for secondary schools, delivered in partnership with Kidscape and funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF).
The UAB+ Programme
The bespoke nature of this two-year programme (2023/24 - 2024-25) will benefit the entire school but focuses on Year 8 into 9 pupils. Schools on the programme will be supported over the two academic years to develop an innovative whole-school approach to reducing bullying, and deliver direct interventions to support children most at risk of perpetrating, and experiencing bullying.
Participating schools receive access to a 360° whole-school audit tool and action plan, an online pupil wellbeing and bullying questionnaire, and a range of support from ABA and Kidscape, including:
- an anti-bullying expert assigned to the school for two years to provide tailored support;
- a range of CPD anti-bullying training courses for all school staff including a face to face inset day training;
- workshops for pupils who have been bullied and their parents/carers;
- a package of support for those perpetrating bullying; and
- support for improved parent/carer communication.
- Key Stage 3 (Secondary schools with Year 8 pupils)
- Schools in England (recruting from West Midlands, Greater London, South East England & South West England)
The deadline to apply for this programme has now passed.
The pilot evaluation will be led by the Anna Freud Centre. The research team is led by Tanya Lereya and Emily Stapley, who are both experienced in conducting research on bullying, mental health, and wellbeing, including in a school context. They are supported by an experienced and multi-disciplinary steering group, and research assistants.
The evaluation is a mixed methods IPE in 15 secondary schools that aims to investigate the feasibility of implementation, evidence of promise, and readiness for trial of the programme. The evaluation will take place over two academic years and will focus on the cohort of pupils that are starting Year 8 at the start of the evaluation.
An evaluation report will be published in November 2025.