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Key National Information

National Legislation and Guidance

The SSCP undertakes its work to ensure compliance with;

Children Act


The Children Act 2004 provides the legal basis for how agencies deal with issues relating to children

 LSCB Regulations


Sets out that the functions of the LSCB,  under section 14 of the Children Act 2004

Working Together


Statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

Education Act


A duty on schools to exercise their functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Children & Social Work Act


Legal Basis of support for looked after children and care leavers, promote the welfare and safeguarding of children, and make provisions about the regulation of social workers


National Campaigns

County Lines - Preventing Exploitation

NSPCC Talk Pants Dog Smart Image

CSE - CCE Intelligence Gathering Toolkit

General National Links

Information and Guidance on E-safety

  • Kidscape - Parenting - Cyber Bullying and Online Safety

  • Chatdanger - A site all about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles

  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children

  • Childnet - Childnet International’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children

  • Click Clever, Click Safe - Gives you a guide to help you enjoy the internet safely

  • CyberMentors - CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online

  • - The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is

  • Kidsmart - A great resource provides information on a variety of online resources to help keep you safe

  • Thinkuknow

Information and Guidance on Bullying

  • Anti-Bullying alliance - The Anti-Bullying alliance works to stop bullying. The ABA website provides teachers and other practitioners working with children and young people with a bank of resources for addressing bullying behaviour and discussing bullying and related issues

  • Bully Free Zone - Is one of the leading peer support projects in Britain. The project aims to raise awareness of alternative ways of resolving conflicts and reducing bullying

  • Bullying UK - Provides help and reliable information on a variety of bullying issues

  • Kidscape -Provides useful information to help you combat bullying and keep your children safe

  • Family Lives website - Is for parents who are concerned about bullying in their child's life, both outside and within school

  • Red Balloon - For children who have been bullied, this centre will provide education and support
    (Tel: 01223 357714)

  • Safe Network - Safe Network, a project of the NSPCC and Children England was set up to help keep children safe when taking part in activities outside the home

  • The Anti Bullying Network - Information for young people, parents and teachers on tackling bullying within schools

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Give me room to breathe

Child Accident Prevention


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