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

Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated in England by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and will take place from 15 to 19 November 2021. This year it has the theme ‘One Kind Word’.

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. Events such as anti-bullying week are a good way to further raise the profile of this work.

Anti-Bullying Week 2021

Portsmouth’s anti-bullying strategy

Portsmouth’s anti-bullying strategy is monitored by the Children’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Group.

Staying safe online

Stonewall, in partnership with Childnet, have produced a Staying Safe Online guide which is available for download from the Stonewall website. The guide covers practical strategies to best support all children and young people online, including those who identify as LGBT.