This website will provide you with information to help keep the Children and Young People in your care safe. It also gives you information about how to respond if an allegation is made against a member of staff or a volunteer working in your establishment. Further information about these procedures are available from anyone listed in the following contact documents:
Contacts: Level One Trainers
All adults working in schools require Level One Child Protection training at least every 3 years. In Staffordshire, this is provided by Education Welfare Officers who have a specialist training role. This ensures that training is in line with SSCB requirements.
Sessions can be booked by telephoning:
Service Project Coordinator
Professional Practice Development Service
Stafford Children's Centre
Tel: 01785 854577
Or by e-mailing:
The Designated Person for Child Protection is also responsible for induction around child protection in the school, and for continuous professional development of self and staff (see briefing on the role under Designated Person tab).
Education Safeguarding Officers can be contacted in relation to allegations against staff, or procedural enquiries or other child welfare concerns which you are having difficulty resolving. Further information about dealing with allegations against staff is found under the Managing Allegations tab.
Contact details for the Education Safeguarding Officer / Education LADO is:
Julie Astall - 01785 278958
The Education Safeguarding Officers and Trainers are frequently involved in delivering training, and in meetings, so if you think a child could be at risk or you have an urgent referral for the L.A.D.O. you should ring First Response immediately - see paragraph below. There are Senior Practitioners with a L.A.D.O. responsibility in First Response so if your concern is about the conduct of an adult who works in the school, you should ask to speak to a L.A.D.O.
If you are concerned that a child in your care is being abused or is at risk of harm you must contact the First Response team immediately. They are available Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 5:00pm and Friday 8:30am-4:30pm on 0800 1313126.
Promoting the Welfare of Children and Young People
We all have a duty to work with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. This responsibility is shared by:
- The police
- Health services
- Maintained and non-maintained schools
- County council services
- Colleges of further education where there are students under the age of 18 and
- The wider community
These pages are designed to help you you meet these responsibilities by outlining agreed procedures, providing you with background information and telling you who to contact for advice and support or to share your concerns with.
Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board (S.S.C.B)
The Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board website provides further information about the training the SSCB provides and the procedures it produces to keep Children and Young People Safe.
Nominations for SSCB Level 2 training should be sent to Tracy Beeson at email@example.com
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