Safeguarding Children in Banbury is a collaboration of schools, college, health, police, social care and additional support agencies. The aim is to educate and inform our young people and families. The group’s objectives for the children/young people/community are as follows:
- I know how to keep myself safe from…
- I know how to keep my child safe from…
- We know how to keep our community safe from …
It was decided that there would be three main focus areas across the year, the first being based around education on substance misuse/being healthy/good and bad habits; the second would be around Internet Safety and the third around exploitation.
The educational establishments would then all teach the same message at the same time of year, so the children and young people are all hearing the same messages in order to keep themselves safe.
SCIB aim to produce a publication which will show what our children have learned over the year and provide useful information for parents and carers.
This work will continue year on year, with the children being taught age-appropriate lessons on how to keep themselves safe.
Agencies currently involved: Thames Valley Police, Health, Cherwell District Council, Family Support Service, CAMHS, The Training Effect, Aquarius, Oxfordshire County Council, Sunshine Centre, Locality Community Support Services, Banbury & Bicester College, People’s Church, Harriers Banbury Academy, Dashwood Banbury Academy, Hill View School, Hanwell Fields Community School, St Leonard’s C of E School, St Mary’s C of E Primary, Bishop Loveday C of E Primary School, William Morris Primary School, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Orchard Fields Community School, Hardwick Primary School, Queensway Primary School, The Grange Primary School, Bloxham Primary School, St John’s Priory School, William Morris Primary School, Wykham Park Academy, North Oxfordshire Academy, Blessed George Napier, Chenderit School, The Warriner School, Frank Wise School with more schools/agencies joining all the time.
Safeguarding Children in Banbury (SCIB) have published their SCIB Summer Newsletter. This is their first SCIB Newsletter and hi-lights some of the topics that your children have been learning about in school and gives you valuable advice and links.
Cyber Bullying Video
Donna Duffy (Children and Families Officer at The Grange) has produced this video, brilliantly performed by children from local schools, for Safeguarding Children in Banbury. It depicts the different types of bullying and what you should do if you are a victim.