The Pastoral Care programme in the College supports the academic, social and personal well-being of all our pupils. The videos below have been developed by our child protection partners across the UK and provide information on the main threats to children today.
In VCB we want you to be confident in who you are. We delight in the diversity of our community and celebrate your unique talents, skills and ambitions. Beauty is being real and accepting you are special, with incredible gifts and potential. Never try to change who you are to fit in with what the media says is beautiful. As we discussed in assembly, character counts and our core values help us to be the best version of ourselves. Beauty is much more than airbrushed photos!
Child Protection and Online Protection
The NCA's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.
NCA-CEOP Selfies - Parents/Carers guide
A series of films from the NCA-CEOP Command's Thinkuknow education programme's new resource called 'Nude Selfies- What parents and carers need to know'.
Self-harming and want to stop? Will started to self-harm after his mum died as a way of coping with anger. Contact ChildLine online or call free on 0800 1111. Follow our techniques on how to stop self-harming at http://childline.org.uk/selfharm.
The Parents' and Carers' Guide to the Internet
The clips below covers topics such as, talking to your child about the technologies they use and the things they might see, such as pornography.
With interviews from leading experts such as, Professor Tanya Byron, Dr Linda Papadopoulos and Reg Bailey, as well as key industry players from Facebook, Club Penguin and Moshi Monsters, this online guide aims to equip you with the tools to have those tricky conversations with your children and keep your family safe online.
Exam Stress and Anxiety
Worried about exams? Get information on the symptoms of anxiety, why you feel nervous and what you can do. Contact ChildLine online or call free on 0800 1111. Get help and advice on exam stress, anxiety and panic attacks at http://www.childline.org.uk.
Do you have an eating disorder or problems eating? Worried about the way you look? Contact ChildLine online or call free on 0800 1111. Get help and advice on Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge eating at http://www.childline.org.uk/eatingpro....
Experiencing emotional or verbal abuse? Is somebody always shouting at you, calling you names or blaming you for things? Call free on 0800 1111 or visit http://www.childline.org.uk/emotional... for help and advice.
Being bullied online? Contact ChildLine online or call free on 0800 1111. Visit http://www.childline.org.uk/onlinebul... for advice on what to do.