People Working With Children

As a professional who works or cares for children, a large part of your role will inevitably be to keep them safe. The safeguarding of children can be a huge responsibility as well as a delicate balance when it comes to dealing with difficult issues such as exploitation, abuse and neglect.

This section of the website is designed to help you in your chosen role by providing resources, information and helpful advice to make your job and working life as easy as possible. By supporting you as a carer or person who works in close proximity with children we are furthering our continued mandate to safeguard children in every way possible.

Click on these links for information on the Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS), Child Protection Conferences and Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).

If the information you discover on this website does not answer any queries you have, feel free to contact us directly.

Advice for Eastern European Families
There are many Eastern European families in Norfolk who may not understand, due to their cultural differences, what is classed as a safeguarding risk in the UK. The Cultural Competency team have created the following translation cards for the four most popular Eastern European languages, to advise families what to do if they have any contact with the local authority around safeguarding.