Everyone has the right to live free from harm, abuse and negelct. Children, young people and vulnerable adults have the legal right to be protected from harm to enable them to grow and develop in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment.
Safeguarding children is everyone's business. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
If a child is in immediate danger, you should contact the police by dialling 999
If you have concerns about a child or young person suffering from harm, neglect or abuse, but believe they are not at immediate risk, call 0121 569 3100
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Childminder Briefing Session
Thinking about becoming a registered Childminder? Childminding is a rewarding career, and provides opportunities for developing new skills and qualifications. Why not book on to the next Childminder Briefing Session Wednesday 21st…
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Love books and reading
It's never too early to introduce your child to the excitement of books and reading. Join your local library and take your child along to regular story times and other family events. Regular visits to the library is a great way to develop a love of reading and…
#Take10ToRead Reading Challenge
On Monday 10th October 2022 World Mental Health Day, the National Literacy Trust are encouraging families to take part in the #Take10ToRead challenge by reading for 10 minutes at 10am. Reading for at least 10 minutes every day is great for your child’s…