Safeguarding – it’s everyone’s business!

safeguarding imagePortsmouth Safeguarding Week (22 – 28 June) is a vital way of raising awareness of safeguarding issues and an understanding that safeguarding is everyone business.

Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.

Abuse and neglect can happen anywhere – in a person’s own home, in care homes and living schemes, in hospitals, in colleges and even in public places. Abuse can be carried out by anyone.

‘Would you know what to do if you were worried about someone’?

It is everyone’s responsibility to promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and keep them safe from harm.

You might report a case if you think you have been victim of abuse or neglect or you see, hear or know about something that concerns you, and suspect that an adult or child is being harmed. The worst thing you can do is nothing.

If you are concerned about a child or young person, or vulnerable adult contact Portsmouth’s Joint Action Team 0845 671 0271
or visit: Portsmouth’s safeguarding children’s board website
If you require any further information on a range of issues visit;


Matt Hutton
Deputy Headteacher; Student Achievement and Well being