The following service areas sit within the Education Safeguarding Team:
- Attendance Team
- Prosecution Team
- Access Team (includes 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.
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 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.
The Education Safeguarding team has a comprehensive safeguarding training offer, details of which can be found at Skills4Bradford.
Attendance Team and Prosecution Team
These teams act 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 supports 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 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 children pupils who are educated otherwise than school, 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 children.
Support and guidance available from this team
Training, Curriculum, and Compliance
The Education Safeguarding team takes responsibility for promoting equality, diversity and community cohesion through education to lead peer education projects that tackle prejudice, discrimination and extremism, offers support to schools around safeguarding,
PHSE, RSE including staff training, and acts as clerk to Bradford SACRE. There is a comprehensive training offer on Skills4Bradford, and the team administers the S175 Audits on behalf of the Safeguarding Partnership.
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.
Education Safeguarding Strategic Manager: Danielle Wilson
Interim Education Safeguarding Strategic Manager: Kate Hopton
Education Safeguarding Service Manager - Attendance Prosecution and CEEL: John Leese
Education Safeguarding Service Manager - EHE, CME and Safeguarding Compliance: Robin Woods
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
Education Safeguarding Team Manager: 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
Education Safeguarding Officer - IFD: Fiona Parkinson
Education Safeguarding Officer - CE Hub: Naveed Mushtaque
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