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Safeguarding is a term which is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action that we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility; pupils, parents/carers, staff and governors. Safeguarding is defined as:


  • protecting children from maltreatment

  • preventing impairment of children’s health and development

  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and

  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes


At The Oratory we always act in the children’s best interests and ensure we take all reasonable steps to prevent harm to them. We feel that having the correct policies and procedures in place not only protects and promotes the welfare of our children but it also enhances the confidence of governors, staff, volunteers, parents/carers and the general public that we keep the welfare of the children at the heart of all we do.


Our first priority is your child’s welfare and therefore there may be occasions when our concern about your child means that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you. The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board. If you want to know more about this procedure, please speak to any of our DSL's listed below.


If you have a concern please do come and speak to Mrs Lynch, Miss Ryan, Mrs Pickup, Mr Barratt or Mrs Hadley.

Alternatively you can email

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