Child Protection Information – For Parents

Concerned about a child?

Do you have an immediate concern about a child? If a child is in immediate danger, please call the police. Any concerns that a child is at risk of neglect or abuse should be reported straight away to the Council’s Intake and Assessment team on 020 8379 2507. You can also access a government document: What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused.

Parents who call the Early Years Service with a concern or complaint about the quality of childcare or welfare of children in an Enfield setting will be directed to the Ofsted helpline (0300 123 1231). If a parent or other concerned member of the public does not wish to contact Ofsted, we have a duty to report these concerns on their behalf. Ofsted can look into any matter related to the requirements and conditions of registration. They will also look into concerns about people providing childcare who are not registered with Ofsted as childcare providers. They cannot deal with contractual complaints. Download their guidance to find out more about Ofsted’s complaints process: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/early-years-and-childcare/information-for-parents-and-carers/complain-about-early-years-or-childcare-provider

Working Together to Safeguard Children

This guidance sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and how practitioners should conduct the assessment of children.

This guidance replaces Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010); The Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families (2000); and statutory guidance on making arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children under section 11 of the Children Act 2004 (2007).

Please click here to download and read Working Together to Safeguard Children. 

Enfield Safeguarding Children Board

Enfield Safeguarding Children Board and the London Borough of Enfield believe that the use of information and communication technologies in schools brings great benefits.

Recognising the e-safety issues and planning accordingly will help to ensure appropriate, effective and safe use of electronic communications. This guidance and policy template will help schools to discuss the issues and review their E-Safety Policy.

Further guidance has been produced which complements the broader Education E-Safety Policy and Guidance, and is intended to give practical advice to staff and voluneers in safeguarding children from risks associated with digital technology.

If you are concerned about a child, please click here to read the information provided by the SPOE (Single Point of Entry.)

For more information, see:

Education E-Safety Policy and Guidance: http://www.enfield.gov.uk/if/downloads/file/719/education_e-safety_policy_and_guidance
Enfield Early Years Digital Safety Policy

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