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BICA Anti-Bullying and Anti-Harassment Policy

Posted on November 10, 2018 at 6:25 AM

BICA Anti-Bullying and Anti-Harassment Policy (Work in Progress for Registration of BICA)

BICA's Anti-bullying and Anti Harassment Policy has been written in line with guidance from various sources including's guidance on preventing and responding to bullying and harassment.

Bullying can include: 

● Name calling

● Taunting

● Mocking

● Making offensive comments 

● Physical assault 

● Taking or damaging belongings

● Cyber bullying – inappropriate text messaging and emailing; sending offensive or degrading images by phone or via the internet

● Gossiping and spreading hurtful, untruthful rumours and/or personal information about others with an aim to tarnish their image

Dealing with Bullying Incidents:

Any incidents of bullying will be taken seriously and dealt with as quickly as possible. If sufficient evidence exists, BICA membership of the guilty will be cancelled. The President along with the trustees will discuss, assess the situation and take decision.

Anyone challenged about their own behaviour should realise that it is not their intention that matters but the effect that their behaviour has on the person complaining.

Complaint procedure - Email at

It is important to note here that any personal issue between individuals that have not happened during a BICA event Or gathering will not be BICA's responsibility however any consequences of the issue affecting BICA can be taken into consideration. At the same time, BICA is a social organisation and hence any attempts to malign BICA's image Or gross misconduct which may or may not lead to official conviction outside BICA will be taken into consideration by the BICA trustees and may lead to cancellation of BICA's membership. Gross misconduct includes but is not limited to harassment, bullying, physical assault.

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