We are aware that these times can throw up all sorts of new challenges and opportunities. Please find some Child Abuse help links and resources that we have put together to help you navigate this time.
Children and young people are normally seen by lots of different adults every day, like neighbours, grandparents and teachers. But due to coronavirus (COVID-19) we’re self-isolating, social distancing and spending much more time at home. This means some families might need extra support with parenting. And if a child is experiencing abuse, there aren’t as many opportunities for adults to spot the signs and help.
More information is available on the following website: NSPCC
BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN'S TRUST
The Children’s Advice and Support Service (CASS) provides a single point of contact for professionals and members of the public who want to seek support or raise concerns about a child.
We want to keep all children and young people in Birmingham safe from harm. If you are concerned about a child please contact us. We will listen, assess your concerns, and can take action if a child is at risk.
More information is available on the following website: Birmingham Children’s Trust
WEST MIDLANDS POLICE
Child abuse is when a parent or carer, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child either physically, emotionally or neglectfully.
More information is available on the following website: West Midlands Police
If there is no immediate risk, you can also call the school and ask for the Head of House, Pastoral Manager, Pastoral Support Worker or Mrs Howes (Safeguarding Lead) to get in touch with you.