Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership recognises the importance of keeping designated leads up to date with the latest legislation,knowledge and best practice available in child protection.
With this in mind, this page has been created to provide a central resource for designated safeguarding leads.
For details of training opportunities for Designated Leads and those with lead safeguarding roles – Training Programme
The Consultation Line for Organisation Safeguarding Leads (OSLs) and GPs is now available.
Safeguarding leads and GPs should phone the consultation line when they are unsure whether or not to make a referral to Children’s Social Care (see definition of Level 4 of the Effective Support for Children and Families document).
This could be because you are unsure whether it meets the Children’s Social Care threshold for a statutory Children and Families assessment, although you are clear about the situation you are dealing with, or you want to discuss your analysis/understanding with an experienced child protection social worker.
Consultation Line for Safeguarding Leads and GPs.