Q458: My child has told me that they are being bullied by a teacher what should I do?

You should speak to the head teacher or head of year. It is important that this kind of incident is dealt with carefully and tactfully. It may be worth speaking to your child and ask them what they would like to happen.

The General Teaching Council (GTC) Scotland concerns itself with conduct which could seriously call into question a teacher's integrity or position of trust in relation to children and young people.

Members of the public can make a complaint against a registered teacher if they have a serious concern about that teacher's professional conduct.

Consideration should also be given to reporting any matters that could constitute criminal offences to the police.

ParentLine Scotland is the national helpline and email service for any adult concerned about a child, for any problem, big or small, offering support, information and advice. They take calls from adults on a range of issues relating to children, and provide support including those calling with child protection concerns and callers who are victims of crime. Their number is 08000 28 22 33. Opening hours are 9am-10pm Monday to Friday and 12 noon to 8pm on weekends.

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