United Against Bullying Programme
The United Against Bullying (UAB) programme is the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s new whole-school anti-bullying programme. It supports schools to reduce bullying and improve the wellbeing of all children. The overall aim of the programme is to establish United Against Bullying Schools. These are schools that have evidenced their work to reduce bullying and improve the wellbeing of all pupils. You can find out more here.
For an idea of what to expect the outcomes of the programme to be, you can see the summary report for the achievements of our previous whole-school anti-bullying programme here.
Any primary or secondary school, including maintained schools, academies, special schools, PRUs and free schools, as well as Early Years and Post-16 settings who are based in England.
If you work for an infant-only school, you can definitely take part and we encourage you to do so. However, you might want to adapt our Pupil Questionnaire or use your own – in which case you just need to select Option 2 on the Pupil Questionnaire section.
The programme is funded by the Department for Education in England so currently only schools in England can take part. It may be possible to adapt the current version for schools outside of England but would require funding. If you would like to discuss further, please contact [email protected].
There are three steps to complete to become a United Against Bullying School:
Step 1: Plan. Complete a baseline audit and baseline pupil questionnaire by 7 February 2022.
Step 2: Do. Develop and implement your action plan by 25 April 2022.
Step 3: Review. Complete a final audit, final pupil questionnaire and submit evidence by 20 June 2022.
Schools who have evidenced the improvements they have made over the course of the programme will be awarded either Gold, Silver or Bronze 'United Against Bullying School' status in July 2022.
You can view our award criteria here.
We previously completed your All Together anti-bullying programme and obtained an award status, can that be carried over?
Our previous All Together anti-bullying programme ended in March 2021. UAB is a new programme and has a different focus as well as different criterias, so you will have to sign up and complete the new programme to obtain UAB award status. It follows a very similar format so if you’re familiar with All Together then you will already have an advantage!
You can log in to the UAB hub here.
Please note that the temporary password provided when you first sign up is case-sensitive. As such, sometimes it may not work with just copy-pasting this password from the welcome email - as Outlook may add some additional spaces while copying it. Please try typing the password if you have trouble logging in.
We strongly recommend that you have 2 contacts for your account - so as to reduce the problems caused if the only contact is away and your school wants to access the account. However, an account only needs 1 contact to be created.
It should normally take 15 minutes if the students do it in one sitting. They can save and come back if needed. Some children will need additional support or may not be able to do it in one sitting so it’s flexible in that regard. Please note: if they do save and come back, questions already answered won’t be visible and can’t be changed, so it will just be the remaining unanswered questions left to complete.
UAB CPD Training
You can view all dates and booking information for our UAB CPD Training dates here.
Every session has the same content, so you only need to book onto one date. Please be aware the maximum attendees for one school or workplace is two people, and one of those must be a member of your SLT e.g. Head Teacher, Deputy Heads, SENCo, Anti-Bullying Lead, etc. This is so that we have staff who are able to lead on whole-school change via the programme.
It is not essential that you attend a CPD Training session as part of the United Against Bullying Programme, but we do recommend a member of your staff attend one.
Our UAB CPD Training has been specifically developed for the United Against Bullying Programme. It takes place face-to-face (currently via Zoom) and anyone wanting to attend will have to pre-book their place on their chosen date. This training course develops understanding of bullying and those most at risk, and improves confidence in preventing and responding to bullying. It also covers details of the UAB programme, such as how to use the action plan. The final session of the course is an optional workshop for schools registered on UAB to provide practical support on the programme.
Our online training is not live or face-to-face, but carried out via an online training platform. This is available to any person, school or organisation wanting to complete anti-bullying training and doesn't require any pre-booking. There are 12 (soon to be 13) different courses available, and participants receive a CPD-certified certificate at the end of each course they complete. It is not a mandatory requirement for UAB schools to take part in this online training, but we highly recommend staff are given the opportunity to complete some of these courses to improve their knowledge of bullying where necessary.
If you have any other questions that are not answered on this page, please email [email protected]