University of Birmingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils, students, and staff. We have 6 trained Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) available to support our pupils, students, families, and staff. We also have a School counsellor, and a significant number of pastoral staff to offer emotional and mental health support for all year groups.
We work closely with Birmingham Children’s Services and the Police, and we actively support the Government’s Prevent agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism. We work with a range of agencies as part of Operation Encompass. Further to this, we work with a range of support services and provide in-house support as well as signposting to external services for pupils, students, and families.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment and our whole-school safeguarding culture.
Safeguarding is defined as:
- Protecting children from maltreatment;
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.