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Our Responsibilities


We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, are able to talk and believe that they are being listened to. We maintain an attitude of “it could happen here” where safeguarding is concerned.

Never keep concerns about children's safety to yourself

No one wants to hear about children being abused, neglected or being unsafe and that sometimes makes it difficult to respond. So remember these three important messages:


All children have a right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstances.


Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility. 


We all need to listen to children even though we may not always be comfortable with what we hear.

What to do if you have any concerns

As a parent, carer or member of our community you may become concerned about the health, safety and welfare of a child who attends Fareham Academy.

You should contact the Academy and ask to speak to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) if you are;

  • concerned that a child is not safe

  • concerned that a child may not be safe

  • think a child might be being abused

During school hours (8:00am to 4:30pm) you should either phone 01329 318003 or email

If you have serious concerns because you think that a child might be being abused (physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse or neglect) you should contact the Children’s Services Department at Hampshire County Council.

During office hours (8.30am to 5.00pm) you should contact Children’s Services either by phone on 0300 555 1384 or email

At all other times you should contact the Out of Hours Service: 0300 555 1373

For all emergency situations please call 999. Should a person be a victim of this crime, our advice is to report it immediately to police.

What students can do if they have any concerns

Students at Fareham Academy have access to our F.A.S.T. concern reporting website page. This allows students to report their concerns in certain categories to our safeguarding team.


Concerns will be managed by our Designated Safeguarding Leads and information will be passed on to appropriate staff accordingly. The page can be found in the Student Zone of the Academy website.

Students are encouraged to seek support from Designated Safeguarding Leads directly, especially if the concern is urgent.

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Fareham Academy's Social Media Safeguarding Video

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Useful Resources

Child Exploitation and Online Protection

Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board

Think U Know

NSPCC - Preventing Abuse

UK Safer Internet Centre

BBC - Bullying

NSPCC - Bullying and Cyberbullying

Bullying UK

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