Whilst education is never an investigative agency, the role of education staff who have regular contact with all children and young people will always be critical in identifying children at risk and alerting other agencies.
Safeguarding concerns or allegations of a child protection nature about your staff should be raised with the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on 01296 382070.
If you are concerned about a child, please see the information on the Council website.
If you have safeguarding concerns regarding a child and require advice our contact details are available here.
There is also a new comprehensive Safeguarding Toolkit, containing Guidance, procedures, policies and advice to help you keep children safe in your school.
You will also be able to view the child protection procedures, and information about child protection training, including course notes for those schools that have attended the course.
The revised Child Protection Guidance for Schools has been rewritten in line with the new Area Child Protection Code of Practice. Includes: