REPORT ABUSE- CONTACTING CHILDREN'S SOCIAL CARE
KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY
If you have concern that a child is being harmed you must not keep these concerns to yourself.
In the Bradford district, these are the numbers that you can ring for advice and to make a referral:
During office hours (8.30am - 5pm Monday to Thursday, 4.30pm on Friday)
Children's Social Care Initial Contact Point -
Early Help Gateway 01274 432121
At all other times, Children's Social Care Emergency Duty Team -
If you have reason to believe that a child is at
IMMEDIATE RISK OF HARM, contact the police on 999
For all general enquires, please contact Children's Specialist Services on 01274 435600
Following a referral to Children’s Social Care a Common Referral Form should be completed and sent to Children’s Social Care
The Common Referral Form can be found here
Bradford Council takes seriously it's responsibility to protect, safeguard and promote children's welfare.
Dealing with the safety and protection of children and young people is a demanding and difficult area of work.
Bradford Council recognises this and aims to ensure that staff who work with child protection issues are provided with up to date and appropriate guidance, direction and support.
Information on safeguarding children is maintained by the Safeguarding Children Board on their
Bradford Council works closely with partner agencies: Children's Social Care, Health, Police and the Voluntary Sector and is represented on Bradford Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) and on all of the board's sub groups.
All Bradford schools have a Designated Safeguarding Lead who is responsible along with the Governing Body for ensuring that the structures suporting Child Protection are in place and that they are reviewed regularly. Structures
A Designated Safeguarding Lead who is on the leadership/senior management team of the school. (Most primary schools have at least 2 named persons and secondary schools may have up to 4).
A Named Governor
A Named Governor with responsiblity for Looked After Children.
At Least one Governor trained in Safer Recruitment.
A written Child Protection Policy that staff are aware of and understand.
Child Protection Procedures in line with those of the BSCB.
Staff who have received Child Protection training. (DSL & Named persons must refresh their child protection training every 2 years and all other staff must refresh every 3 years).
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