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1 Safe Working Together Children England / Safe Network

2 What is Safe Network? A partnership between Children England and the NSPCC Funded by the Department for Education Launched June 2009 Information, advice and guidance for the voluntary and community sector on: Child protection Safer recruitment Anti-bullying Reducing avoidable accidents


4 Over 55, 000 hits a month Local Ambassador programme Range of resources and information

5 Statutory Guidance regarding LSCB and local Safeguarding arrangements Governs the way in which agencies protect children Working together: what is it?

6 Child centred Alert professionals Information sharing High quality professionals Professionals contribute and review regularly LSCBs to coordinate and challenge Published SCRs Local innovation Working Together 2013 pp7-8 Principles of effective safeguarding systems

7 S11 places a duty on a range of organisations and individuals to ensure their functions, and any services that they contract out to others, are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Working Together 2013 p47 Section 11 of the Children Act 2004

8 Working Together 2013 Ch 2, paragraph 4 All organisations providing services for children, parents or families, or work with children, should have in place: Safeguarding and Promoting Childrens Welfare Senior board level/ management commitment to safeguarding Clear lines of accountability for safeguarding arrangements Effective recruitment, selection and contractual procedures including safeguarding checks Procedures for dealing with allegations against staff / volunteers Whistle blowing procedures and culture which encourages sharing of concerns Designated professional lead for safeguarding Culture of listening to and consulting with children Arrangements to work with other organisations including information sharing staff /volunteer training, supervision appraisal and support Safeguarding policies and procedures including child protection policy Requirement to refer to DBS and LADO

9 Voluntary organisations and private sector providers play an important role in delivering services to children. They should have the arrangements described in paragraph 4 of this chapter in place in the same way as organisations in the public sector, and need to work effectively with the LSCB. Paid and volunteer staff need to be aware of their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, how they should respond to child protection concerns and make a referral to local authority childrens social care or the police if necessary. Working Together 2013 p57 Messages for the voluntary and community sector


11 Ensuring Local Safeguarding Board information is available Self Assessment as good practice Trustees understanding their role Local commissioning arrangements How does this effect you?

12 Lincolnshire LSCB Contacts Normal referral contact Customer Service Centre Emergency contacts Emergency Duty Team Police Board Contact Telephone Number: LADO – Nicola Brangam Anne Faulkner CAF For TAC (was CAF) forms and contacts see

13 Safe Network enquiries: If you are worried about a child – call NSPCC For children and young people to talk about their worries – Online chat and also available. Children England

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