The Education Safeguarding service consists of education professionals and qualified HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered social workers all of whom have extensive knowledge of safeguarding children, both in Children’s social care and in a variety of education services. Appreciating the difficulties faced in frontline social work practice, the team has developed a thorough understanding of legislation and statutory guidance related to safeguarding practice specific to education services, including schools and early years settings.

Over the past two decades, the team has fostered positive relationships with safeguarding professionals from a variety of agencies and are in a unique position to help schools and settings deal with the emerging themes in safeguarding children such as gang-related activity, sexual exploitation and honour-based abuse.  This, together with a sound understanding of all safeguarding issues affecting children and young people means the team are in an ideal position to support you and your staff in making your pupils as safe as they can be.

Staying true to our core social work values, the ethos of those in the team means we will not compromise on children’s safety, placing the welfare of the child centrally in all of our thinking.