Previously referred to as The No Blame Approach, the work of George and Barbara has been popular amongst practitioners but criticised by politicians. This publication incorporates an updated edition of their best selling Crying For Help and charts the recent controversy which lead to the removal of the method as a recommended intervention from the DfES website. For those who are interested in understanding, using and evaluating the method, this will provide a clear practical guide and an explanation of the theory underpinning the work.

A Selection of Practitioners’ Experiences

A selection of practitioners’ experiences

Our approach has achieved its wide implementation because practitioners around the world have found it to be an effective intervention. In Crying for Help (Robinson and Maines, 1997), we asked for participant voices as valid data to support the work in schools. After the political interference during 2005 many practitioners wrote again to support us and our method.

When people fully understand what the No Blame Approach to bullying is all about, they soon see that it isn't a soft option and that it works. It is very sad that all the good work that George and Barbara are doing through the Anti-Bullying Alliance might have to stop because their messages have been misunderstood by parts of ...

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