Working with Girls and Bullying: Effective Practice Briefing – Youth Custody Service (June 2021)


The Youth Custody Service have shared a short briefing to support practitioners to identify and consider effective solutions to address bullying amongst girls.


The Youth Custody Service have produced a short briefing concerned with working with girls and bullying.  The briefing is intended to enable staff to identify bullying amongst girls and equip practitioners with effective solutions to identify and address bullying in a variety of scenarios.

The briefing investigates the complexity and motives of bullying, the experience for girls and how this manifests in different settings to allow practitioners to both support and help the victims and perpetrators.

The briefings produced by the Youth Custody Service, in partnership with HM Inspectorate of Prisons and NHS England are based on up to date evidence and engagement with children, staff and key stakeholders. They provide concise and easily accessible advice and guidance for front-line staff.

They are not intended as a complete review of all evidence but an initial summary of helpful information and guidance.