Last reviewed on 8 December 2021
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Our model policy will help your school deal with incidents of workplace harassment and bullying confidently and consistently.

Download our model policy

Our model is designed for your school to adapt to suit your context. We developed it with Forbes Solicitors, NAHT and our associate expert Clive Dobbin. It's been approved by Forbes Solicitors.

Please note: your school should consult with the unions represented at your school before implementing any new policy regarding the employment of staff.

Your responsibilities

Employers are responsible for the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

Your school is also required to publish information to demonstrate how it's complying with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in eliminating discrimination and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.

You don't have to have a dignity at work policy, but having one can support your school to meet these requirements.

Clive Dobbin is a partner at Paris Smith LLP solicitors in Southampton, where