Highfields turns orange for safeguarding campaign

Highfields threw its weight behind the annual safeguarding initiative, Orange Wolverhampton, which aims to end violence against women and girls.

Orange Wolverhampton forms part of a wider United Nations campaign.

The 16-day campaign, which ran from November 25th to December 10th, raises awareness of gender based violence, including domestic abuse, FGM, forced marriage,’honour based’ violence and sexual violence.

At the same time, the campaign highlights the help and support that is available to victims in Wolverhampton from local and national organisations such as The Haven, Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum, St George's Hub, Karma Nirvana and the City of Wolverhampton Council.

Members of the school’s Safeguarding Team wore orange t-shirts throughout the campaign, whilst members of staff wore orange ribbons to show their support.

Safeguarding Lead, Mrs A Bates, said: “The school believes the campaign is incredibly worthwhile and have conveyed this message to all staff and students.

“The Safeguarding Team have delivered assemblies to students about “Orange Wolverhampton” and Years 9, 10 and 11 have also explored the topics of domestic abuse, safe relationships and consent, honour based violence and forced marriage during registration time.

“Throughout the campaign all desktop screens at Highfields displayed the “Orange Wolves” poster and digital screens around school were orange. Posters were displayed via the digital screens with useful information and contacts for both students and staff. All staff members wore orange ribbons and this facilitated mature discussions regarding the campaign with students.”

To find out more about the Orange Wolverhampton campaign, which is championed and run by Wolverhampton Safeguarding Boards, the Safer Wolverhampton Partnership and Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum, please visit OrangeWolves.

Posted on December 11, 2018 .