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Questions to ask a childcare provider

There are many things you should consider when looking for childcare, particularly those that you feel will help your child. How long have you been working with children? What experience do they have of supporting children with additional needs. What qualifications and/or training do staff…

Register a birth

You must register your baby before you can get a birth certificate. Every birth must be registered within 42 days of the child being born. Register a birth in Westminster It's best to register the birth at the register office in the district where the…

Resources and guidance

Range of different resources and advice for professionals can be found here. Community Occupational Therapy resources Speech and language therapy advice Sensory Autism Hearing Support/Deaf Down syndrome advice for professionals Additional support for professionals

Resources for children and young people whilst on lockdown

Following the Government's announcement about new social distancing measures, why not try these useful resources:

Responding to and Managing Allegations Against Professionals

The role of the Local Authority Designated Officer - LADO It is a statutory role in all Local Authorities All LADOs follow the same procedures – (see the London Child Protection Procedures) They manage investigations into all concerns about adults working with children both professionals…

SafeCall

SafeCall is a scheduled telephone call to children who are referred to us by professionals working with them. They will be offered a non-judgemental, safe space to talk about their experiences in confidence. We will reassure them that there is a way out, support them…

Safeguarding

‘Nothing is more important than children’s welfare. Children who need help and protection deserve high quality and effective support as soon as a need is identified.’ (Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018) What to do if worried about a child being abused Multi-agency assessment referral…

Safeguarding in Early years - schools settings

‘Nothing is more important than children’s welfare. Children who need help and protection deserve high quality and effective support as soon as a need is identified.’ (Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018) What to do if worried about a child being abused Multi-agency assessment referral…

Safeguarding information and guidance

We created this section to bring together relevant safeguarding information and guidance. Safeguarding related information LADO advice See Hear Respond GDPR MAARF fair processing notice

Safeguarding toolkit

This page has been created so that all relevant safeguarding documents are in one place. Safeguarding self assessment for settings Annual Declaration Form - Safeguarding Chronology of Concern Ofsted poster for parents Lock down policy Safeguarding COVID-19 Fair Processing Notice for 2 year olds First…