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Postnatal Depression

The ‘baby blues’ The ‘baby blues’ describes feelings of tearfulness, anxiety and irritability that many women experience 3 or 4 days after giving birth. These feelings are common and usually only last for a few days. Postnatal depression Around 1 in 10 mothers develop postnatal…

Practice Guidance – Information Sharing

This practice guidance is designed to support frontline staff working in universal and targeted and preventative services that are working as part of a Team Around the Child (TAC) and as such have a responsibility to use their professional judgement to decide what information it is…

Private Fostering - Identification table

The law states that the local authority must be informed about all private fostering situations. The parents, carer and ay professional who knows about the arrangement are legally required to inform the authority’s children’s service giving details about the arrangement.  Definition of a close relative…

Radicalisation

Welcome to the radicalisation section Here, you can find information about how to spot the signs of somebody being radicalised or is at risk of radicalisation and what to do if you suspect that somebody has been radicalised. What is radicalisation? Radicalisation is a process where a…

Radicalisation

Welcome to the radicalisation section Here, you can find information about how to spot the signs of somebody being radicalised or is at risk of radicalisation and what to do if you suspect that somebody has been radicalised. What is radicalisation? Radicalisation is a process where a…

Radicalisation

Welcome to the radicalisation section Here, you can find information about how to spot the signs of somebody being radicalised or is at risk of radicalisation and what to do if you suspect that somebody has been radicalised. What is radicalisation? Radicalisation is a process where a…

Ready for school – In other languages

Starting at nursery or school is a big step. These leaflets, available to download below, are designed give you some tips on what you could do to help your child. Leaflets are available in Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Polish, Somali, Tamil and Urdu. Can’t find what…

Residential Care

Residential care is a housing option,  if you are assessed as needing care and support, but this option is only available if you have the highest level of needs.  Or if you or your family can afford to pay for it. Residential care homes vary in size but provide a safe,…

Safeguarding (MASH, WSCP)

All practitioners have a responsibility to safeguard children from harm and act as soon as they identify a child at risk.  The risk could be not meeting the development milestones, health issues going unchecked or risk of significant harm, physically   and/or emotionally or due to…

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

If you have immediate concerns about your own safety or the safety of a child, young person or adult you should call 999 and speak to the police. It is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.  If you are…