Salford Metropolitan Borough Council has launched a pioneering new approach to tackle instances of bullying and racism across schools and children's services.
Staff and pupils will be able to login into a secure, web-based database where they can report any instances of bullying confidentially. Salford is one of a growing number of local authorities within the North West to join the national pilot which aims to stamp out bullying issues through more effective reporting and tracking of incidents.Salford's Children's Services Directorate is deploying Sentinel Anti-Bullying software from Vantage Technologies, as part of its overall approach to identifying and tackling bullying in local authority schools and children's institutions. Sentinel will enable children to report incidents more easily, and will alert appropriate staff so that the relevant support and action can be taken.The web-based approach eliminates duplication and provides a single reporting base. The pilot study is part of a national initiative first introduced by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, which will run until the end of the 2006