Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA)

Anti-Bullying Alliance

Who are Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA)?

The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying.


Vision & mission

The ABA are a unique coalition of organisations and individuals, working together to achieve our vision to: stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.

The ABA has three main areas of work:

  • Supporting learning and sharing best practice through membership;
  • Raising awareness of bullying through Anti-Bullying Week and other coordinated, shared campaigns;
  • Delivering programme work at a national and local level to help stop bullying and bring lasting change to children's lives;

The ABA  provide expertise in relation to all forms of bullying between children and young people. The Anti-Bullying Alliance was established by the NSPCC and the National Children's Bureau in 2002 and is hosted by the National Children's Bureau.

 ABA objectives

  • To maintain the high profile of the problem of childhood bullying, the impact it has and increasing the evidence base for tackling it.
  • To provide a climate in which stakeholders are committed to and proactively working towards preventing and responding to bullying of all children and young people.
  • To make sure that school leaders, teachers, youth practitioners, parents, carers and, children and young people have the evidence-based skills and knowledge to address bullying effectively of all children and young people. 

ABA Values 

To make sure they are united against bullying they have set values that all  members sign up to. The alliance:

  • believes bullying in any form is wrong and should not be tolerated, and that any environment that encourages bullying, or shows indifference to prejudice and discrimination is unacceptable;
  • believes bullying is a behaviour choice and that anyone can be encouraged to change their behaviour;
  • believes all children and young people have intrinsic value and worth and embrace their uniqueness and autonomy;
  • respects difference and welcome diversity in our children, young people and in society in general, and believe their work should be inclusive of all;
  • believes children and young people should have the right to feel safe, secure and valued, and that creating a safe environment and dealing with bullying is our shared responsibility;
  • believes children and young people should actively participate in decisions that affect them and should be supported in taking responsibility for their choices and subsequent actions;
  • supports a range of positive strategies to deal with bullying and actively challenge the use of humiliation, fear,  ridicule and other similar approaches in an effort to reduce bullying;
  • works within the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Articles 14 and 28); and
  • believes that people should be treated with respect and courtesy.


In 2022, Stand Out Socks teamed up with Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) to support and raise awareness for Odd socks day which marked the start of Anti-Bullying Week.

ABA are official organisers of Anti-Bullying Week and Odd Socks Day. 

We are proud to announce will be supporting this amazing cause for another year! Odd Socks Day marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week. We have everything you need to celebrate what makes us all unique and spread kindness! Odd Socks Day 2023 will take place on Monday 13th November. 

stand out odd socks

 What is Odd Socks Day?

Odd Socks Day marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week. In 2022 it took place on Monday 13th November. Odd Socks Day 2023 will be  supported by cBeebies presenter and ABA patron Andy Day and his band 'Andy and the Odd Socks'.

Most importantly, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique! 

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If you would like to find out more information about The Anti-Bullying Alliance, please visit their official website

In support of Anti-Bullying Alliance, a registered charity 952717. (England/Wales)