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School Forum

Why do we need a school forum?

For many years, all the decisions about children were made by adults.

This was thought to be the best because adults are older and have experience, training and qualifications.

But adults didnt always make the right decisions, sometimes because they hadnt talked with the children about the issue.

All the countries of the world got together and agreed that children must be given rights. Plus, sometimes their ideas are actually better than adults!!

So the government decided that adults must listen to children before making a decision about them.

The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all Governors, staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment.