Safeguarding Children in Banbury
Safeguarding Children in Banbury is a collaboration of schools, college, health, police, social care and additional support agencies in the Banbury area. The aim is to educate and inform our young people and families; set up by professionals in Banbury to create a curriculum that supports the needs of children in Banbury to help them become resilient and ‘streetwise’ young people. We are proud that our work has been written by Banbury, for Banbury and absolutely focuses on the key issues that affect our communities and families.
We are really lucky that so many professionals have come on board for this project and as a result, we have been able to compile our Support page which will signpost you to people who can help and support you and your family.
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.
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.
We are proud to be members of SCIB and appreciate your help and support in promoting the good work of this Banbury Lead initiative.
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.