Education Safeguarding Team

Education Safeguarding Team

The following service areas sit within the Education Safeguarding Team:  

  • Attendance and Prosecution Team
  • Access Team previously known as Education Service for New Communities and Travellers and CME
  • Elective Home Education
  • Safeguarding complaints and compliance
  • Out of School Settings Safeguarding
  • Child Employment and Licensing

A breakdown of the functions and support available in service areas is detailed below:


Ofsted/DfE/Parental complaints

Parental concerns/complaints are often sent directly to Ofsted/DfE. These may be sent to the Local Authority and, if in respect of safeguarding, to the Education Safeguarding team.

Parents wishing to log a complaint must initially follow the school’s complaint’s process if they feel unsatisfied with how a school has handled a certain incident or situation. If a parent still has a safeguarding complaint after exhausting this process, details maybe sent in writing to

If a parent is concerned for the immediate safety and welfare of a child, these concerns should be reported to the relevant agency – CSC/Police etc.

The Education Safeguarding team has a comprehensive safeguarding training offer, details of which can be found at Skills4Bradford.


Attendance and Prosecution Team

The attendance team acts on behalf of Bradford Children's Services in enforcing a parent's duty to ensure regular school attendance.

Officers work closely with schools and families to resolve issues of poor school attendance. They support children and families when pupils are experiencing difficulties in school or welfare issues are disrupting a child's education. The service also provides support and advice to schools in developing strategies to improve pupil attendance.

Support available from this service


Access Team

Access team support families from Central and Eastern Europe, Refugees, Asylum Seeker ,Traveller backgrounds and vulnerable families with access to education. The service supports and signposts the client group, taking into account the wider family support needs - including SEN, Benefits, and Early Help. Specialist staff in the team advocate on behalf of families who are experiencing barriers in accessing appropriate education settings.

Support available from this service


Elective Home Education

This specialist team maintains the record of Electively Home Educated pupils, provides advice and guidance to schools and families in respect of Elective Home Education, and undertakes informal enquiries with regards to the suitability of education provision for Electively Home Educated pupils.

Support and guidance available from this team


Safeguarding Curriculum Officer (SCO)

The SCO takes responsibility for promoting equality, diversity and community cohesion through education to lead peer education projects that tackle prejudice, discrimination and extremism, offer support to schools around PHSE and RSE including staff training, and acts as clerk to Bradford SACRE.

Support available from the service


Child Employment and Licensing

This team discharges the Authority's responsibility to monitor child employment and is responsible for the issuing of Child Employment Permits and Entertainment Licences for school age children.


Useful contacts:

Education Safeguarding Strategic Manager:  Danielle Wilson

Education Safeguarding Service Manager: Kate Hopton


Attendance Team Manager: Waheeda Shah/Paul Harkin

Prosecution Team Manager: Lindsey Fallon

CEEL Team Manager: Tara Watson

Lead Officer Out of School Safeguarding:Salim Akhtar

Senior Education Safeguarding Officer: Maryam Shaheen

Training, Compliance and Curriculum Manager: Jenny Fox

Education Safeguarding Officer: Jasdeep Kaushal

Education Safeguarding Officer: Rashida Hussain

Education Safeguarding Officer: Aisha Sharif Khan

Education Safeguarding Officer: Ailsa Cummins

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO): 01274 435600

Children's Social Care Initial Contact Point: 01274 435600

Children's Social Care Emergency Duty Team: 01274 431010

Education Safeguarding Team: 01274 437043

Access Team: 01274 439393

CME Team: 01274 438877

Attendance & Prosecution Team: 01274 439651

Elective Home Education: 01274 439340


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