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    I'm in the process of updating my safeguarding policy.

    I don't want it to be really wordy, I just want to get in all of the bits that I need to get in. How long is your policy?

    Also, I know that we now refer to 'safeguarding partnership' - so does that mean we no longer use the term MASH? Does LADO still exist?

    I've been trying to update it all day long and I am getting myself more and more confused. As I have just moved I am now in a different LA, and my new one seems more confusing than my last one.

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    I need to update my policy so I'll follow this with interest!

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    My LA sent me a sample one and it was 33 pages! Obviously I can cut bits out of that one, as it's very wordy, but I need to obviously have all the statutory bits. Just don't know which bits I definitely need to include.

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    Mine is about 4/5 pages long.

    I think I found a template on childcare.co.uk or pacey or somewhere!

    We still have LADO and a local safeguarding board. The local safeguarding board has a website with, I think, a list of what is needed for my LA.

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    Thanks Loocyloo.

    I've got my LA one down from 33 pages to 11 pages and I am on a mission to make it shorter still. Having said that, I will be able to get rid of some of my other policies because I have now included them in the safeguarding policy.

    It seems that the telephone number for LADO in Shropshire is the same number as the first point of contact for if you are reporting concerns about a child. I've spent hours searching and haven't come up with anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maza View Post
    Thanks Loocyloo.

    I've got my LA one down from 33 pages to 11 pages and I am on a mission to make it shorter still. Having said that, I will be able to get rid of some of my other policies because I have now included them in the safeguarding policy.

    It seems that the telephone number for LADO in Shropshire is the same number as the first point of contact for if you are reporting concerns about a child. I've spent hours searching and haven't come up with anything else.
    Our telephone number for reporting concerns is the same number as the main LA switchboard! We do have a different number for LADO and family information service. X

 

 

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