What to do if you have a concern about a child ....
If you are worried about a child, that they may be harmed by situations they are in, at home or in the community, then there are things you can do:
If the situation is dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.
If the situation is not immediately dangerous for the child but you are worried that a child is not safe from harm then ring Children's Social Work and ask to discuss the situation with the duty social worker. You can do this anonymously if you wish. Ring the following numbers:
Monday to Friday during office hours – 0161 342 4187 / 4008 / 4210 / 4206
Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222
What to do if you have concerns about a professional.
Managing allegations against people who work with children.
Tania Brown is the Safeguarding Advisor (Local Authority Designated Officer) for Tameside. It is her duty to oversee investigations into allegations of child abuse and inappropriate behaviour by people working with children and young people.
The LADO works closely with employers to offer advice and guidance on the management of allegations. Where there is cause to suspect that a child is suffering or is likely to suffer significant harm, or that a criminal offence might have taken place, the LADO will liaise with Children’s Social Care and/or the Police to ensure that that information sharing is appropriately co-ordinated.
The LADO chairs inter-agency Professional Abuse Strategy Meetings (PASMs) on behalf of Tameside Safeguarding Children Board and is available for advice and consultation.
The LADO (Tania Brown) is based at the Union Street building in Hyde and can be contacted on:
Tel: 0161 342 4356 or by email