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Keeping Children Safe - Supplementary Education

Supplementary Education includes all non-statutory provision for children and young people in a setting outside of a mainstream school. It is not an alternative to mainstream education in your local school but provides extra support in core curriculum subjects (Maths, English, Science, etc.) and/or languages,…

Keeping Children Safe - Unregistered Schools

An unregistered school is a school that is independent from Local Authority control and meets the criteria below for registration, but has not done so. The criteria are: Teaches a full-time education to five or more children aged between 5-16 years old Teaches a…

LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer)

A guide to managing allegations against staff and volunteers working with children. Every Local Authority has a statutory responsibility to have a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) who is responsible for co-ordinating the response to concerns that a member of staff or volunteer who works…

Out of Hours Service

The Out of Hours Service offers a range of statutory social work practices, to both vulnerable adults and children. The highly skilled and professional team provides a comprehensive generic social work service out of hours via a duty system, which…

Special Needs Assessment Service (SNAS)

SNAS is responsible for children and young people who are requesting a statutory assessment of special educational need (SEN), or are currently under assessment based on their SEN. Following assessment, SNAS may issue an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). How…

A Users Guide to Social Work Assessments - Leaflet

Anyone can contact social services if they have concerns about a child. An assessment is made where more than advice or information is required and it appears there might be a need for services to assist the child. This leaflet is for children, young people…