This year marks 15 years since our project started. To mark the occasion, we held a fantastic birthday celebration at our offices. With colleagues from across the Local Solutions family, we spent some time reminiscing about the hard work that has been done to get us to our 15th year. Then we enjoyed some delicious birthday cake!
We started off life at the beginning of September 2004 as a confidential free phone helpline providing support and advice for victims of bullying and their families.
Since then our services have developed and grown and we now operate a full anti bullying initiative providing training and awareness sessions for young people, children, professionals, Governors and parents or carer's.
A team of specially trained staff operate the confidential telephone helpline and take calls from victims, parents or from people with information about the bullying of children. As well as acting as a listening ear service, the team provides practical advice and can act as a mediator between the organisation where the bullying is taking place and the parent/carer of the child involved.
Bullybusters is delivered by LocalSolutions and funded by Knowsley, Liverpool, and Sefton Local Authorities.