Children's social care
Nottinghamshire Children’s Trust is a partnership of organisations that provide services to children, young people or families in Nottinghamshire. Children’s Trust arrangements enable us to plan and deliver joint working and cooperative arrangements, making best use of resources to achieve our ambition.
Pathway to Provision
Pathway to Provision is a set of guidance for agencies to use when they are concerned about a child. It identifies different levels of need and the responsibilities of those working with children and young people in addressing these.
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
The MASH is a single point of access for all safeguarding concerns. Relevant agencies are physically located together to improve information sharing and responses to safeguarding concerns.
Nottinghamshire Police's policies and procedures.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means they are part of UK policing and tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.
Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)
Nottinghamshire Probation Trust works with the Police and Prison Service to manage the supervision in the community of the most dangerous offenders, including violent and sexual offenders. These three agencies are known as the MAPPA Responsible Authority. View the annual report 2012-2013 [PDF].
The whole school policy on safeguarding has been updated to take into account Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013 and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2014.
Whole school policy on safeguarding: Word version | PDF version
These are large files [7MB] and may take a while to download.
Complaints about Schools and Academies
If you are concerned about your child's school, you should start by talking directly to the teachers or headteacher or, if necessary, the governing body or the local authority. If you are not satisfied with the responses you have received Ofsted may be able to help.
Children missing education
Guidance for Headteachers and Business Managers where children are at risk of missing education.
Guidance on visitors, including VIPs, to schools [PDF] - this guidance is intended to help schools manage visitors in a way that ensures the safety of the children and adults on the school site.
All organisations working with children and young people must ensure that they have safe practices and child protection procedures. The Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire Child Protection Procedures apply to the voluntary sector but you may wish to support these with local guidance.
The NSCB and Nottinghamshire Association for Voluntary Organisations (NAVO) recently held a seminar to facilitate voluntary organisations to complete a self assessment of their organisations compliance with Section 11 of the Children Act 2004.
Files for download:
The Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) has begun to set up a network with faith organisations to communicate and share information. Safe working practices including child protection procedures are promoted by the Board for all voluntary and faith organisations.
The New Testament Church of God (UK) has also provided an example of child protection procedures [PDF] for other faith organisations to view when developing their child protection procedures.
The Inter Faith Council is a forum where the main faith groups in Nottingham/shire come together to build trust, respect and community through people of different faiths and beliefs.
The Catholic Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults
The Methodist Church
The Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service - an independent Christian-based charity