Keeping Children Safe is Everybody's Business

The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB), a partnership of agencies who work together to prevent child abuse and neglect, have today launched a campaign to raise awareness that ‘keeping children safe is everybody’s business’.  
The campaign focuses on raising community awareness of what to do if you are worried about a child and most importantly to encourage members of the public to call Birmingham City Council’s Children’s Advice & Support Service to report their concerns, so action can be taken to safeguard and protect the child. A commercial highlighting the campaign was shown in Grand Central, Birmingham from the 16th October to the 22nd October 2017
Penny Thompson CBE, Independent Chair of the BSCB said “We recognised that some communities were unsure of who to contact if they were concerned about a child or young person.  Sometimes people are reluctant to make that call for fear that they will be seen as interfering, or in some cases they are concerned about the consequences. We want to raise public confidence about when to ring and who to ring.  The Children’s Advice & Support Service have professionals on hand to listen and take appropriate action to protect the child or young person.  It is about getting the right help, at the right time. 

We want to make sure that everyone knows that ‘keeping children safe is everybody’s business’ and that if they have concerns that they need to make that call.”

 Please click the link HERE to watch the campaign video