Professionals

This part of the website applies to you if you are a ‘professional’ working with or caring for children and young people in an employed or voluntary capacity.; This includes people whose job brings them into contact with children infrequently or on an ad-hoc basis, such as ambulance drivers or clergy. ;

Procedures

All organisations will have their own policies and procedures.; These should be read in line with the procedures for the Warrington Safeguarding Partnership. You will find practice guidance and policies and procedures within this online site.

We regularly update and develop guidance so please ensure to always access from the site so you can be sure to be working to the latest versions. ;

All Warrington Safeguarding Partnership local documents will be incorporated into the ‘Warrington Protocols’ section on the online site.; Any local documents not yet incorporated within the ‘Warrington Protocols’ section of the Online Procedures site will be displayed in the ‘What’s New?’ area below until they are uploaded.

What’s new?

Training

Warrington Safeguarding Partnership is exploring a dynamic training offer that reflects the learning needs identified each year.; We will post training information via the online booking system.

You can book on training and see what’s available at warringtonsafeguarding.org.

E-learning

This section contains links to free external eLearning courses.; The Partnership has no control over the content of these courses so if you identify any concerns please notify us or the providers.

Modern Slavery

  • Modern Slavery - An overview from the Salvation Army
  • In Your Hands - Safeguarding Child Victims of Trafficking’ provided by ECPAT UK

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Child Sexual Exploitation

  • Child Sexual Exploitation - Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace) and the Safeguarding Children e-Academy have teamed up to provide this short (20-30mins) online course.

Forced Marriage

  • Forced Marriage - Awareness of Forced Marriage which has been developed for the Foreign Office by Virtual College.

Radicalisation and Extremism (Prevent)

Other Information

This section is about sharing information in order to assist professionals in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We hope you will find the information useful.

If you want to understand how to respond to a safeguarding concern you have as a professional please see the Warrington Thresholds of Need guide above. This has been designed to explain how to best meet the additional needs and vulnerabilities of individual children and the actions required to meet those needs.

If you have received or have a concern about a professional or volunteer then please refer to a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on 01925 442079 to discuss your concerns.

If you have received a request for information in relation to a child death then please see the Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) procedures for guidance in section 5 of the online procedures.

Any professional working with a family, such as those based in schools, health services, or in voluntary sector organisations, can offer early help services by responding to identified needs in order to offer advice, support and intervention. Early Help works best when it is offered to the whole family and when services are delivered jointly by professionals.  Early Help is everyone’s business. 

You can find out more in Early Help e-booklet below, which contains information including what the service provides, children centres, education, childcare and support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

For further information, or if you have any queries or feedback, please contact: safeguardingpartnerships@warrington.gov.uk