This report was commissioned by the DCSF and carried out between 2009 and 2010. It was published in
September. The research included desk research, discussions with experts and discussions with some young
people. It claims that bullying affects most school children in the UK at some point either as a victim, a bully or
as a bystander. Children with SEN are more likely to be bullied as anyone with a ‘perceived difference’ is likely
to be a target.