Article 12: Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.
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 and 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.
Click on the names of the organisations below for direct links to websites that may give advice and help regarding educational and general day-to-day needs relevant to your child's condition / needs.
Advocacy Matters- providing free independent advocacy to vulnerable or disabled people aged 14 and upwards in the Birmingham Area dependent on the project and client group.
Asthma UK- Charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the 5.2 million people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma.
Autism West Midlands - one of the leading charities in the West Midlands for people affected by autism which provide direct support to people of all ages affected by autism.
Bullying UK - Advice for children, parents and schools on tackling the problems of bullying.
Childline - The UK's free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in trouble or danger.
Epilepsy Action - This organisation provides a wide range of services and has lots of key information relating to epilepsy.
Family Fund - Gives information concerning grants for disabled children.
MENCAP - Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
The National Autistic Society - Providing information on autism and Asperger syndrome, and information about support and services, volunteering, campaigning, lobbying and fundraising activities in England.
NSPCC - The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.
Parent Zone Hub - Parent Zone Hub for more information about LGBTQ+ bullying, coming out, transgender teens and useful glossary terms.
Resources for Autism - RFA are an organisation that provide practical autism specific resources to children and adults with ASC and their families; including holiday and youth clubs.
Young Minds – offers advice and guidance for young people, parents/carers and professionals on mental health and wellbeing.
Undoubtedly, there are real benefits to internet use for young people with autism and learning disabilities, often offering an easier place for communication to take place and with many specially designed apps and programmes, with accessible design, simplified language and video clips available to support learning.
However, along with the many advantages to children and young people using the internet come some risks. Access to technology also means potential access to inappropriate or unsafe online behaviour, cyberbullying, online grooming and exposure to unsuitable content.
Below are some useful links for yourself and your child on how to stay safe when using the internet.