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What we do

Hillingdon LSCB is committed to supporting professionals in working with children and young people in Hillingdon.

What we do

The following pages provide information for Professionals working with children and young people in Hillingdon.

Child Protection Case conferences

Each Local Safeguarding Children Board must have clear arrangements for the organisation of child protection conferences. Hillingdon have adopted the London Child Protection Procedures and Practice Guidance which can be found here. http://www.londoncp.co.uk/

Hillingdon has implemented a signs of safety approach to case conferences and further information can be found here http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/28746/Signs-of-Safety-approach-to-child-protection

Safeguarding in schools

Hillingdon LSCB is committed to ensuring that children and young people are properly safeguarded through their school settings.

In accordance with the All London Child Protection Procedures, the Local Authority has appointed a Lead Child Protection Schools Adviso (Megan Brown) with responsibility for co-ordinating policy and action on child protection across schools, and non-school services, maintained by the Local Authority, and providing advice for them. Ms Brown also has a role in assisting the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) in investigating safeguarding concerns regarding professionals in a position of trust working with children in Hillingdon.

OFSTED requires that safeguarding is properly prioritised within school settings. Each school will be graded on its ability to fulfil its statutory duties for safeguarding children in schools under the Education Acts 2002 and 2006, and the Children Act 1989 and 2004, as well as local procedures. (All London Child Protection Procedures).

This safeguarding and welfare duty placed on schools, means making referrals to specialist Children’s Services when appropriate, but also creating and maintaining a safe learning environment and working with children to prevent abuse and neglect in the school.

Contact

Megan Brown
Child Protection Officer – Education

  • Tel:            01895 277 463
  • Mobile:    07702 989 901 (voicemail enabled)
  • email:       mbrown3@hillingdon.gov.uk 

Designated safeguarding lead

Keeping children safe in education identifies that each governing body should appoint a member of staff to the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead.

These specialist staff are trained through induction and supported through additional training such as ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children ‘. 

Expectation of designated safeguarding leads 

The designated members of staff in each school are encouraged to attend training on safeguarding, as a refresher at least once every three years. The minimum expectation is that all members of staff in schools will have access to an E-Learning module on child protection and child safeguarding, and this will be monitored, to ensure that the module is completed to the required standard. 

All the designated leads need to:

  • be confident in their ability to identify safeguarding concerns and contribute to the assessment of a child’s needs, and;
  • participate in plans for children’s welfare, either through the child protection process, or through Early Help Assessments.

Child Protection Lead for Education

In accordance with the All London Child Protection Procedures, the Local Authority has appointed a Child Protection Lead for Education Officer with responsibility for:

  • co-ordinating policy and action on child protection across schools, and all services working with children and young people, located within the Local Authority, and providing advice to them.
  • provides Level 1 Safeguarding Training for staff working with schools and voluntary sector settings.

Ofsted requires that safeguarding is properly prioritised within school settings. Each school will be graded on its ability to fulfil its statutory duties for safeguarding children in schools under the Education Acts 2002 and 2006, and the Children Act 1989 and 2004, as well as local procedures. (All London Child Protection Procedures).

This safeguarding and welfare duty placed on schools, means making referrals to specialist Children’s Services when appropriate, but also creating and maintaining a safe learning environment and working with children to prevent abuse and neglect in the school.

Information for health staff

The following documents are provided by colleagues in CNWL as information and advice for health staff, and residents using health services