The Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF) brings together 25 regional statutory and voluntary sector organisations all acting together to end bullying of children and young people in our schools and in our communities.

NIABF was formed by Save the Children, at the request of the Department of Education, in August 2004 and formally launched in November 2005. NIABF is currently hosted by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) Northern Ireland.

Our Mission

The Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF) is working towards a society where children and young people can live free from bullying.

Our Vision

  • A society where bullying is unacceptable
  • A culture where every child and young person is safe and feels safe from bullying
  • Every child and young person is respected in their diversity
  • A society with a preventative, responsive and restorative anti-bullying ethos
  • A society where the views and contribution of children and young people are respected and they are valued participants
  • Everyone has a role to play in taking a stand against bullying

Our Aims

Aim 1
To further develop the Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum as the lead inter-agency forum in the planning and implementation of a coordinated approach to all aspects of anti-bullying policy and practice.
Aim 2
To promote the voices of children and young people as valued participants in NIABF policy and practice.
Aim 3
To influence and support schools and others settings in the development of effective anti-bullying policy and practice.
Aim 4
To inform and influence public policy, legislation and opinion in all matters relating to anti-bullying.

For the NIABF Terms of Reference, click here.

Please note that while we recognise that bullying behaviour occurs in many aspects of life, affecting adults as well as children, the remit of NIABF extends only to the bullying of children and young people.