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.