The Fostering Team

At The Fostering Team, we understand that navigating through life’s challenges is an important part of growing up. If you’re facing difficulties with bullies, we’re here to offer support and guidance. Remember, you’re not alone, and there are ways to handle these situations. Here are some practical tips to help you cope:

  1. Speak Up: It’s crucial to let someone know if you’re being bullied. Don’t keep it to yourself. Reach out to your foster carers, teachers, or anyone you trust. You can also confide in your social worker – they are here to support you.
  2. Build a Support Network: Surround yourself with positive and supportive friends. A strong support network can make a significant difference in overcoming bullying. Share your experiences with people who care about you.
  3. Online Safety: If bullying is happening online, it’s essential to take steps to protect yourself. Block and report the individuals involved, and be cautious about sharing personal information online.
  4. UK-Based Support Services: There are numerous organisations in the UK that specialise in supporting young people facing bullying. Reach out to services like Childnet International, NSPCC, or Bullying UK for advice and assistance.

Remember, you are valuable, and you deserve to feel safe and respected. By taking these steps and seeking support, you are actively working towards creating a positive and nurturing environment for yourself. The Fostering Team is committed to ensuring that every young person in our care feels supported and heard. Don’t hesitate to reach out – we’re here for you.