Child protection and safeguarding children
Trust Child Protection and Safeguarding team
Who are we?
- A team of competent professionals who have a duty of care to safeguard children and young people from harm in our care
- Working efficiently and promptly we make sure potential risk of harm to any child or young person is minor
- We provide safeguarding advice, support, guidance and training for all our staff
- By continually evaluating what we do, we make sure that all our safeguarding processes are keeping children safe
Our safeguarding trust values:
Our children and young people can trust us to listen to them and put their interests first. Families can trust us to be informative and supportive during safeguarding procedures. Our staff can trust us to provide high quality training and supervision to make sure children are safe.
We make a commitment to provide safeguarding services for children and young people that surpass the expected requirements and always strive for the best.
Our children and young people can rely on our compassion when they are vulnerable and unsafe. Families can expect our team to be compassionate and non-judgemental when safeguarding concerns are raised. Staff can expect compassion when they are involved in upsetting or challenging safeguarding cases.
We will have the courage to take action when we have concerns about a child’s safety. Families can expect us to have the courage to ask the difficult questions to ensure their children are safe. Our staff will have the courage to challenge each other, and professionals outside our organisation, to speak out for vulnerable children.
We will respect every child and young persons view. We will treat families going through a safeguarding process with the same respect we would offer any other family using our services. We will respect the views of our staff and partner agencies, even where conflict arises.
Information for children and young people
Types of abuse:
If you're not getting the important things you need at home, you could be being neglected. If you have a disability you should also be supported in whatever extra ways you need.
Physical abuse is when someone hurts or injures you on purpose. It can include hitting, kicking, hair pulling, beating with objects, throwing and shaking. No one has the right to hurt you in this way.
If someone is always putting you down, shouting at you or making you feel bad about yourself, this is emotional abuse. It is wrong, even if they are not doing it on purpose. It can make you feel scared, stressed and upset.
Sexual abuse is when a child or young person is forced, tricked or pushed into taking part in any kind of sexual activity with an adult or another young person. This can include kissing, touching the young person's genitals (private parts) or breasts, intercourse or oral sex. It can happen to anyone – boys and girls. If you are being sexually abused it's not your fault and you're not alone.
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If a child is at an immediate risk of danger, please call the police on 999.
If you are worried about your safety:
You can always speak to the nurse or doctor looking after you.
Information for adults
If you are worried about a childs safety:
You can speak to the nurse or doctor looking after the child.
Speak to Birmingham social workers 0121 303 9515 or out of hours 0121 675 4806
We’re always looking for ways to improve our safeguarding practice and are keen to hear about your experience at our hospital If you have any suggestions please:
- Use our friends and family feedback app
- Contact us on 0121 333 8875