If you suspect a child is at risk of harm, please call The Contact Centre on 01744676600
The guidance in the link below will assist frontline social care staff who are classed as First Responders in addressing coronavirus (COVID-19).
This guidance may be updated in line with the changing situation.
GOV.UK.COVID-19: Guidance for children social care services
This guidance should be used to support local authorities in determining how best to support families and protect vulnerable children in this context. It is underpinned by a set of principles which should inform local decision-making and day to day practice with children and families. It also recognises the approach that many local authorities are already taking.
It should be read alongside other coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance, including:
To make a referral to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) please use the referral form in the first instance.
NB: New changes to the LADO criteria are now in effect
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