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How well do you deal with bullying?  
Bullying still worries too many children and young people, causing havoc with their emotions and interfering in their learning. What's more it is always changing and taking new forms.

Whether you are starting out or fairly expert, BIG Award offers resources, advice, training and support to schools, FE Colleges and children's services.

Work at a pace that suits your school, then submit your online portfolio of evidence to be assessed for the award. 

What does an award bring?

Join today and get started on a journey towards excellence. Why not learn from other award winning schools and experienced experts?

Your organisation will be rewarded for its achievements.

Pupils will thrive

Staff time spent on conflict will reduce

The ethos of your school or service will be positive

We know this because we survey pupils' views!




About our membership scheme


Questions to consider 

  • Is your approach effective? How do you know? Members use our free online survey tools to find out.
  • Are you aware of recent changes in DfE advice? Members receive regular updates.
  • Are you out of ideas? Members can access our pages of resources
  • Have a question about your practice? Members can call on us.

    If you have any queries please do not hesitate to  contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

The BIG Toolbox

Members' shortcut to our online tools

BIG Training 
We offer bespoke training in addition to our 'BIG Award Whole School Approach' training.

A wide range of training sessions is now underway, including Girl Bullying, Anti-Bullying Roadshows, Cyberbullying and e-safety and more.

NEW! We are proud to offer a new level 4 certificate in Anti-Bullying mentoring of children and young people.
Please contact us

'Great ideas to take back to my school, thank you'

'Brilliant session, loved it!'

PARENTS - please try our Help pages and pages for parents, or talk to other parents on Mumsnet

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The Bullying Intervention Group (BIG) is a Social Enterprise set up to adminster the Bullying Intervention Group Award. Registered Company no 7553073.



Artwork by Beneast Training Centre, Blackpool: Kristina Jackson, Chantal Gibbs, Amy Chadwick, Laura Wood, Megan Croft, Sophie Ludlam, Hannah Curran and Laura Gile and tutors, Jessica Maison and Dorothy Whitworth.

Bullying in the Workplace
BIG has now launched an award for the workplace www.bigawardatwork.co.uk   
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We do not share information or members' contact details with any other party.  Any data, survey results or information of any kind will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. If a school/organisation agrees to allow us to share their good practice or quote from their material this may appear on our website with their prior agreement and will be fully credited



St Aidan's Catholic College Buddies support their peers


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Wicklewood School's Bully Busters with their BIG Award.
Head Sheila Greenacre left, and teacher Caroline Jell.
Picture: Denise Bradley Eastern Daily Press. More


Our Annual Conference 11th June, York

Find out about it and book

Pupils give their views about school's strategies
Secondary Pupils' Views Report Download

What members say about our service: Download

Meet some award winning members


The Grove School Peer Supporters 


The Welsh Karate Collective

Cornfield School receives the award

Stockport Academy receives their BIG Award


Award winning Sherry Iqbal leads a team at Middlesbrough College
See the full list of award winners 

Meet our associates:
'ChildLine fully supports BIG Award' More

BIG works with  Salford Council
'Keeping children safe is a key priority for Salford and that is why we have found the support from BIG so invaluable'. More

BIG works with Middlesbrough
'The BIG Award is an excellent comprehensive process to engage the whole school population in Anti Bullying. More



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