What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

As an education provider and in accordance with legislation, Fareham College has a statutory and moral duty to commit to practices that protect young people and vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect or significant harm.

Staff recognise and accept their responsibility to develop awareness of the risks and issues involved in safeguarding. The College is committed to working with Hampshire Safeguarding Childrens’ Board and other agencies to ensure the safeguarding of its learners.

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Download our safeguarding documents:

Safeguarding Policy
Anti-Bullying Policy
Self-Harm Policy