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Safeguarding children (information for professionals)

This section aims to support staff (paid and voluntary) safeguard the children within their care. Within this section you will find links to:

  • How to make a safeguarding referral
  • Information on the LADO and how they can support staff if an allegation is made against them
  • Early Help – information on how to refer a family of a child or young person within your care for support 
  • Non-statutory guidance - What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused advice for practitioners
  • Safeguarding children toolkit – links to other support available and useful documents 
  • Safeguarding children training

Please explore this topic in more detail on the sections below:

Making a safeguarding referral


Early Help

Worried about a child?
(non-statutory guidance)

Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP)

London Safeguarding Children Procedures

Safeguarding children:
Government guidance

Working Together to Safeguard Children
(statutory guidance)

Keeping Children Safe in Education
(statutory guidance)

The Prevent Duty
(for schools and childcare providers)

Supervision of activity with children

Inspecting safeguarding in Early Years

Related resources and useful documents:

Safeguarding children training:

For Safeguarding Children training opportunities, visit the Training for Early Years Professionals page.

Last Updated 20/12/2023

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