Bullying at School – Can I make a Public Liability Claim?Published on Posted on
Please note that this post was written for Victorian audiences and the information within may not apply to other regions.
Our client endured both physical and verbal bullying. Despite the school being aware of the bullying, it continued. As a result, our client has suffered a significant, long-term psychological injury. We are now working with our client to facilitate a just compensatory outcome.
Sadly, bullying at school is a common occurrence which can cause long term consequences if it is allowed to continue. Schools have a duty to help protect children from injury while they are in their care. As such, schools need to deal with reports of bullying promptly and effectively.
You may have a public liability claim if….
- You or your child are or have been the victim of bullying at school; and
- The school was aware of the bullying but failed to take any reasonable steps to stop/prevent it; and
- You or your child has suffered a psychological or physical injury.