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Bullying remains one of the top concerns that parents have about their children’s safety and wellbeing; preventing and tackling bullying is fundamental to promoting wellbeing.

Portsmouth’s anti-bullying guidance and resource pack for schools provides a comprehensive range of information, resources and contacts to help schools develop effective anti-bullying practices.

Further information is also available from the Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Partnership.


Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated in England and Wales by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This year it has the theme ‘Make A Noise About Bullying’ and will take place from Monday 13 to Friday 17 November 2023.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance website features downloadable Anti-Bullying Week resources for schools.

Anti-bullying work needs to be ongoing as part of a whole school approach. Events such as Anti-Bullying Week are a good way to further raise the profile of this work.

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Staying safe online

Stonewall, in partnership with Childnet, have produced a guide to staying safe online. It covers practical strategies to best support all children and young people online, including those who identify as LGBTQ+.