Report a Concern

If you have concern that a child is being harmed as a result of abuse or neglect, you must not keep these concerns to yourself

 

If you have concern that a child is being harmed as a result of abuse or neglect, you must not keep these concerns to yourself 

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY.

In the Bradford district, these are the numbers that you can ring for advice and to make a referral:

  • During office hours (8.30am – 5pm Monday to Thursday, 4.30pm on Friday) call Children’s Social Services Initial Contact Point on 01274 435600
  • At all other times, Social Services Emergency Duty Team on 01274 431010
  • If you have reason to believe that a child is at IMMEDIATE RISK OF HARM, contact the police on 999
  • For all general enquiries, please contact Children’s Specialist Services on 01274 435600

You need to ensure that you speak to the appropriate organisations who can listen to and record your concern, and then take appropriate action.

The Multi-Agency Referral Form must be completed for all requests for children’s centre support, early help support or social work assessment.

Report Concerns About and Adult in a Position of Trust

If you have concern a child is being harmed as a result of abuse or neglect, you must not keep this to  yourself, report it immediately.

Concerns by employers about an adult working in a position of trust with children or young people should be reported to the Bradford Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) who manages allegations against adults working in a position of trust with children. The contact details for the LADO in Bradford are 01274 435908 or cpuduty@bradford.gov.uk

Employers must inform the local authority designated officer (LADO) within one working day when an allegation is made and prior to any further investigation taking place

If an allegation is substantiated and the person is dismissed or the employer ceases to use the person’s service or the person resigns or otherwise ceases to provide his/her services, the LADO should discuss with the employer whether a referral should be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  If a referral is to be made to the DBS; it should be submitted within one month of the allegation being substantiated.

For overview of referral process see:

Bradford Allegations / Concerns Against Staff and Volunteers Child Protection Process Flowchart

See full details on local guidance for Allegations Against Persons who Work with Children