• protecting the children from risks and protecting them from abuse
  • by reporting concerns
  • physical abuse includes any physical punishment or unnecessary rough handling (e.g. smacking, hitting, pinching, hair pulling, punching, kicking, biting)
  • emotional abuse includes malicious teasing and taunting, unjustifiably ignoring them, controlling them through fear, shaming or humiliating them or deliberately misinterpreting their communication
  • sexual abuse includes any sexual act or contact with a child
  • working as part of a team who work together to protect the well being of the children
  • letting the children know that they have all of these rights all of the time they are at Bishopswood (these rights could only be denied if the exercise of the right would be injurious to the child or other people)
  • ensuring that all of the important adults in the child’s life are aware of these basic rights and being clear about what the child can do if these rights are infringed or not respected