In Professional Settings
Professionals should contact the Norfolk Children's Advice and Duty Service (CADS) on 0344 800 8020 for supervision and advice they will plan next steps with you.
- A curious and questioning setting culture allows professionals and young people to feel confident their concerns will be heard and responded to. This allows for worries about the wellbeing of children and young people to be fully explored and appropriate steps taken to ensure their safety.
- Professionals attending regular safeguarding training suitable to their role will ensure an up to date workforce and increase confidence in safeguarding processes.
- Communicate with children’s services and /or other agencies and share information.
- If you do not agree with the views of another professional or organisation and remain concerned about a child / young person’s wellbeing - it is very important to follow ‘professional challenge’ guidelines to resolve this. The Norfolk Safeguarding Children’s Board has advice on this.
If you think a child or young person is in immediate danger contact the police on 999.
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