DfE research into effective anti-bullying strategies

As restorative practice partner with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, Restorative Thinking supports awareness-raising of the impact restorative practice can have on both preventative and reactionary anti-bullying strategies.

This research report from the DfE highlights qualitative research to understand anti-bullying practices some schools have found effective.

These include approaches to tackling bullying generally and more specific types of bullying, for example:

  • racial bullying
  • special educational needs and disability (SEND) bullying
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) bullying


The report contains seven case studies.  It’s a useful resource for schools and other stakeholders looking for examples of anti-bullying strategies.  Restorative practice is a key feature in the final case study 7 from Hope School in Merseyside.