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Initiating change locally in bullying and aggression through the school environment (INCLUSIVE): pilot randomised controlled trial

Bonell, C., Fletcher, A. ORCID:, Fitzgerald-Yau, N., Hale, D., Allen, E., Elbourne, D., Jones, R., Bond, L., Wiggins, M., Miners, A., Legood, R., Scott, S., Christie, D. and Viner, R. 2015. Initiating change locally in bullying and aggression through the school environment (INCLUSIVE): pilot randomised controlled trial. Health Technology Assessment 19 (53) , pp. 1-109. 10.3310/hta19530

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BACKGROUND Youth bullying and other aggressive behaviours are a major public health concern owing to their impact on adolescent physical and mental health and well-being. Whole-school restorative approaches have been identified as a promising method of addressing aggressive behaviour but there have been no randomised trials undertaken to examine their effects. AIM To examine the feasibility and acceptability of implementing and trialling the INCLUSIVE (initiating change locally in bullying and aggression through the school environment) intervention in English secondary schools. DESIGN Cluster randomised controlled pilot trial in eight schools (1â :â 1 computer-generated random allocation post baseline by a statistician blind to the identity of clusters) and process evaluation. SETTING Secondary schools in England (purposively sampled to ensure diversity). PARTICIPANTS Year 8 students (aged 12-13 years), teachers, other school staff and intervention providers. INTERVENTION Whole-school restorative approach to address bullying and aggression, involving the following standard processes: school action group formation and external facilitation to review needs assessment data, identify priorities, and plan and monitor school-level actions; staff training in restorative practices; and a new social and emotional skills curriculum.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
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Publisher: NIHR Journals Library
ISSN: 1366-5278
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 March 2017
Date of Acceptance: 30 June 2013
Last Modified: 02 May 2023 20:24

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