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Safeguarding and Child Protection

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

We believe that:

  • All children/young people have the right to be protected from harm, abuse and neglect;
  • That every child has the right to an education and children/young people need to be safe and to feel safe in school;
  • Children/young people need support that matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse;
  • All children/young people have the right to express their views, feelings and wishes and voice their own values and beliefs;
  • All children/young people must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other;
  • All children/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;
  • 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; and
  • All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse.

If you would like to read our full policy, please see our Policies page.

Keeping Children Safe Is Everyone’s Business

The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) 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.

If you are interested in knowing more about this campaign please visit the BSCB website (external link).