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Cherry Oak School

Working Together for Success

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Cherry Oak School

Working Together for Success


Safeguarding and Child Protection

The Federation of Cherry Oak and Victoria School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils.


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

Keeping Children Safe Is Everyone’s Business


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

the child.

Worried about a child?

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. 

Visit the West Midlands Police website

Coronavirus and Lock Down


In the event of Lock Down, colleagues from other agencies including Children's Services, can contact our Lead DSL, Ross Ashcroft with urgent safeguarding concerns:

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