We have a little boy in Year One who has behaviour problems. Majority of his problems stem from his chaotic home situation, there is a CAF being put in place to support the family and Social Services are involved as there are other younger siblings also in need. The difficulty is that his peers, a small group in particular, seem to be taking great pleasure in pushing the buttons to make this child react. I observed this first hand during a playground duty, and while not excusing child x for lashing out, I do think the other children are often 'winding him up' particularly during lunchtime breaks. This has now resulted in parents coming in regularly to complain to the headteacher that this child is 'getting away' with hitting other children. The head and staff have explained to parents that no one is getting away with anything, but without disclosing to other parents what is being put in place it is rather difficult. I can see how from their point of view it does appear as though sometimes nothing is done. What do you suggest we should do with the peer group? What would be a good way of explaining to 6 year olds about the consequences of this behaviour. We do have an assertive discipline scheme in school, operate 'Golden Time', and have recognised rewards and consequences. We are dealing with the child with the problems, but feel we do need to address the issue of the others who may not even realise how damaging their actions are. Any suggestions would be appreciated.