respectme reward


Apply for your respectme reward

Would you like to showcase and celebrate the anti-bullying work happening in your school or youth setting?

Our new online self-assessment toolkit will guide you through an easy 5-Stage process towards gaining a respectme reward.

The respectme reward recognises the serious thought that goes into successful anti-bullying policy and practice and the intentional efforts needed to ensure stakeholders have consistent and positive experiences in your setting. The reward also acknowledges the energy that a whole-school approach to anti-bullying can generate, and the real difference it can make to the lives of children and young people across Scotland.

To apply for a respectme reward you must evidence that you have a current anti-bullying policy, written within the last three years, which reflects your local authority guidance if appropriate, and/or the principles set out in Respect for All, national approach to anti-bullying for Scotland’s Children and Young People.

Applying for a respectme reward will:

  • Demonstrate that your anti-bullying work has substance and can withstand scrutiny
  • Show that children and young people in your care are having their rights upheld and respected and that they feel safe
  • Prove that your interventions are making a difference

 We take applications from the following settings in Scotland:

  • Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Special needs Schools
  • Independent Schools
  • Youth Groups
  • Sports Clubs

We know that commitment to, and completion of, this online toolkit is a significant investment of your time, effort and resource and we will support you in every way we can throughout the 5-stage process.

A robust anti-bullying policy matched by consistent, predictable practice help to create safe environments where bullying cannot thrive.   

Getting Started

We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to help you to get started and register. Our very own Interim Director, Lorraine Glass, will walk you through all the steps and outline what the toolkit requires from applicants.

First things first, you’ll need to register to get started with our self-assessment toolkit and application process

We’ll celebrate your success by adding your setting case study to our interactive map. 




“respectme is so much more than anti-bullying, it brought in everything around our nurture, experiences trauma, ACEs. It’s absolutely everything we do; it’s the heartbeat. It’s more than just bullying. If you get all the other parts of the jigsaw in then bullying doesn’t become that much of an issue. It informs the culture, the vision, the values. It brought together everything so that when we came to pull the evidence for it, it all connected. It’s been about actually embracing all the staff training we’ve been doing, all the work we’ve been doing with the children, our focus on wellbeing, it’s been a celebration of all of it. It’s been wonderful.” (School lead)

“We talk about respect all the time, what it looks like, but to have an external agency come out and say yes, what you’re doing with the kids is what we’re looking for and highlighting practice. It’s that verification to everybody to staff…and for parents…It’s not just us that are saying we’re doing our best. (School lead)