ABSTRACT

Children with disfigurements are twice as likely to be severely bullied as their counterparts without visible difference.1 Many more who do not have a disfigured appearance fear teasing or bullying about appearance in school.2 Three-quarters of children whose parents or care workers report bullying to their children’s teachers found that the bullying continued or got worse.3 Many pupils with disfigurements report feeling that staff have not taken their complaints seriously.