We believe that:
All our children and young people have the right to be protected from harm, abuse and neglect;
Our children and young have the right to an education and need to be safe and to feel safe in school;
Our children and young people need support that matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse;
Our children and young people have the right to express their views, feelings and wishes and voice their own values and beliefs;
Our children and young people must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other;
Our children and young people have the right to be supported to meet their emotional, and social needs as well as their educational needs – a happy, healthy, sociable child/young person will achieve better educationally;
Our schools must contribute to the prevention of abuse, victimisation, bullying (including homophobic, bi-phobic, trans-phobic and cyber-bullying), exploitation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk-taking behaviours.
All our staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse
The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership (BSCP) has launched a public awareness campaign
‘Keeping Children Safe is Everybody’s Business’.
The aim is to raise community awareness of what
to do if you are worried about a child and most
importantly to encourage members of the public
to call Birmingham City Council’s Children’s Advice
& Support Service to report their concerns,
so action can be taken to safeguard and protect
If you have any concerns about the safety and/or welfare of a child or young person telephone the Children's Advice & Support Service (CASS) on 0121 303 1888 or via secure e-mail.
If you think someone is in immediate danger contact us straight away or call the Police on 999.
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass ensures that there is a simple telephone call or notification to a school’s trained Designated Safeguarding Lead /Officer (known as key Adult) prior to the start of the next school day after an incident of police attended domestic abuse where there are children related to either of the adult parties involved.
Information is shared with a school’s Key Adult (Designated Safeguarding Lead or Officer) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident. This sharing of information enables appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.