Children's charities say no to workplace bullying

The Children's Society has become the latest charity to pledge that it will take a zero-tolerance approach to bullying in the workplace.

The society has joined children’s charity NCH as the only two not-for-profit organisations to have signed-up to the Dignity at Work Partnership, funded by the Department of Trade and Industry and trade union Unite.

Partners promise they will stamp out bullying and harassment in the workplace. Staff across the society will be trained to identify bullying behaviour, which is estimated to cost the UK economy £1.3bn a year in sick pay, staff turnover and lost production.

Fergus Roseburgh, Unite branch secretary at the Children’s Society, said that bullying was a widespread problem.

“On a business level, bullying has a serious impact on productivity, which means it would affect the quality of support the Children’s Society could provide,” he said. “We need to make sure our employees can focus all their time, energy and resources on helping children and young people.”

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