Well-Being (Safeguarding)

An important part of our help for Ukraine program is to create safe spaces and run activities to promote well being. These range from walks in Sutton Park, picnics and trips to London. Through these activities, children and their parents have had an opportunity to stay connected with Ukrainian culture and language while also interacting with British hosts and friends. 

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Support Network

Coffee and chat sessions are arranged weekly and social events run monthly to give our guests a chance to meet and develop support networks to help each other. Additional activities are planned according to the calendar, finances and the weather.

Examples of some of the events we’ve held in the past:

  • Art therapy sessions – pottery classes
  • Picnic and walks in Sutton Park
  • Skittles night
  • Ukrainian Christmas Party with carols
  • Coach trip to London
  • Craft and cooking classes
  • Day out at the Commonwealth Games

Looking to the future, in addition to continuing with regular events we are planning classes for children which will involve reading from Ukrainian books followed by games in English. 

Safeguarding

Noran Flynn

noran@nb4u.co.uk

 Tel: 0755 223 8852

Summary of Safeguarding Information

North Birmingham 4 Ukraine is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children and vulnerable adults entrusted to our care.

Our service will support all children and vulnerable adults by:

  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment
  • Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness
  • Effectively tackling bullying and harassment

We recognise that some children and vulnerable adults may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff and volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults are well placed to identify such abuse.

At North Birmingham 4Ukraine, in order to protect our children and vulnerable adults, we aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all our children and vulnerable adults can feel secure, valued and listened to
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse

Everyone working or supporting  vulnerable adults, our children and their parents and carers should be aware that:

  • Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could

indicate abuse.

  • They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised
  • They should involve the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) immediately
  • Disclosures of abuse or harm to children and vulnerable adults may be made at any time.

If anything worries you or concerns you, report it straight away.

If you have a concern that a child or vulnerable adult is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact the following Safeguarding Lead as quickly as possible:

Noran Flynn: 0755 223 8852

 If a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger phone 999 and alert the Police.

RMC Safeguarding

If you have an allocated RMC Family Support Worker or have arrived to Birmingham area within the last twelve months you can contact RMC to discuss any safeguarding concerns you may have. Please see contact details below:

Email Address: UkraineB@rmcentre.org.uk

Telephone Number: 0121 314 5037

Safeguarding

Mental Health Charities

Mind Birmingham

We were founded in 1962, and are a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee, affiliated to Mind. If you would like to know more about our History, you can do so by downloading our A History of Birmingham Mind booklet.

Our board of Trustees  are responsible for ensuring that we meet our charitable aims and objectives.

Our well-trained and committed staff manage and deliver our range of services.

Our Services are individualised, person centred and deliver valued outcomes, as we passionately believe that everyone has the right to live lives that are meaningful and which enable them to reach their full potential as individuals. We have a well-earned reputation for excelling in our support and service quality and we play a key role in supporting and influencing the wider mental health system across our city.

We work in active partnership with a range of local organisations to deliver services and challenge the stigma that surrounds mental distress.


Birmingham Samaritans

Whatever you’re facing, a Samaritan will face it with you

Every 10 seconds, Samaritans responds to a call for help.

We’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, we’re taking action to prevent the crisis.

We give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And we encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.

We offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.

In prisons, schools, hospitals and on the rail network, Samaritans are working with people who are going through a difficult time and training others to do the same.

Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide.

That’s why we work tirelessly to reach more people and make suicide prevention a priority.

Read more about our vision, mission and values.

Lunch Club

Lunch club for our elderly members

We have a lunch club for our more elderly members of NB4U who meet monthly at Sutton Coldfield United Reformed Church Oasis Cafe at 12.30pm on the third Thursday of the month.

We enjoyed an excellent Christmas lunch on our inaugural meeting on 22nd December 2023. The church staff and volunteers gave us a wonderful welcome and the food was wonderfully tasty and well cooked. A good time was had by all.

We are looking forward to our next meeting. The cafe is open four days a week (not Wednesdays) and provides excellent value for money meals and snacks. Anyone who pops in at lunchtime will not be disappointed.

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