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:
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 to investigate and respond to.
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 is further dissatisfied after exhausting this process, details of
their safeguarding complaint maybe sent in writing to EdSafeTeam@bradford.gov.uk
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.
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 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 maintain the record of Electively Home Educated pupils, provide advice and guidance to schools and families in respect of Elective Home Education, and undertake 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)
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.
Strategic Lead for Education Safeguarding: Danielle Wilson
Lead Officer Education Safeguarding: Kate Hopton
Attendance Lead: Waheeda Shah/Paul Harkin
Prosecution Lead: Lindsey Fallon
Lead Officer Out of School Settings and Safeguarding :Salim Akhtar
Education Safeguarding Officer:Maryam Shaheen
Education Safeguarding Officer: Jasdeep Kaushal
Education Curriculum Officer: Jenny Fox
Education Safeguarding Officer: Rashida Hussain
Education Safeguarding Officer: Aisha Sharif Khan
Education Safeguarding Officer: Shaqib Juneja
Local Authority Dedicated 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
Attendance & Prosecution Team: 01274 439651
Elective Home Education: 01274 439340