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Information for Professionals

Information for Professionals

These pages offer information and advice for professionals who provide services to children, young people and their families in the city of Stoke-on-Trent. For those professionals who work for Staffordshire County Council, please follow the the link.

Click here to view the Threshold Criteria for the Guide to Levels of Need for Children, Young People and Families 

The purpose of this information is to help you to make a referral to the correct professionals if you have any child protection concerns:

  • it provides information outlining what you must do, if you are concerned about a child or young person;
  • it gives contact details of the people you need to speak to if you have concerns for a child/young person's safety and/or welfare;
  • it gives information about the multi agency training that is available throughout the coming year on our training calendar; and
  • it outines courses and their programmes which will help you to develop your professional skills.

Every agency /organisation will have a named person for Child Protection, who you should go to whether you need to take immediate action or whether you need to get more information.

They will be able to offer you further advice or will take any action they feel necessary from the information you provide.

The number to call if you are worried about a child or young person and think they may be the victim of neglect or abuse:

If you think a child or young person is in immediate danger telephone 999

If a child or young person is at risk of significant harm contact the
     Safeguarding Referral Team Telephone 01782 235100

You can call someone in Stoke-on-Trent to help if you are worried about a child or young person and think they may be a victim of neglect or abuse
     Advice and Access Team Telephone 01782 232200

Emergency Duty Team - 01782 234234 (After 5pm)

Useful links

Community Care Inform is an online information service for professionals working with children and young people.  (Follow the link)

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