Article 23: Children with a disability - A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and independence, and to play an active part in the community.
We are a Unicef Rights Respecting School. The Rights Respecting School Award puts children's rights at the heart of schools in the UK.
We aim to be a safe and inspiring place to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive.
The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life at Oscott Manor School and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
Oscott Manor School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. We believe that:
All children/young people have the right to be protected from harm, abuse and neglect;
That every child has the right to an education and children/young people need to be safe and to feel safe in school;
Children/young people need support that matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse;
All children/young people have the right to express their views, feelings and wishes and voice their own values and beliefs;
All children/young people must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other;
All children/young people have the right to be supported to meet their emotional, and social needs as well as their educational needs – a happy, healthy, sociable child/young person will achieve better educationally;
Schools must contribute to the prevention of abuse, victimisation, bullying (including homophobic, bi-phobic, trans-phobic and cyber-bullying), exploitation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk taking behaviours; and
All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse.
The Deputy Headteacher is our designated safeguarding lead (DSL) to we have 4 designated safeguarding leads at the school whose names and contact details are displayed in reception.
Should concerns arise about your child we will follow statutory guidance and local procedures set out by Birmingham Children's Trust which can be found here:
Our school is a community special school for pupils aged between 11 and 19 with autism as their primary diagnosis and an education, health and care plan.
We aim to be a safe and inspiring place to learn, where children are respected, their talents and nurtured and they are able to thrive.