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North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board

The North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board is comprised of agencies and professionals responsible for promoting children's welfare and helping to protect children from abuse and neglect.

It is a multi agency group of senior managers who are responsible for agreeing how the different services and professional groups should co-operate to safeguard children throughout North Yorkshire and for making sure that arrangements work effectively in bringing about better outcomes for children.

The Safeguarding Children Board sees working partnerships as a key principle, both in child protection work with parents and in the development of quality links between all agencies involved in the process. The Board continually seeks to explore new ways of developing safeguarding children services to ensure better outcomes for children and has comprehensive sub-groups in place to assist.

For all training enquiries please contact the Employment Support Service on 01609 532190 (or email employmentsupportservice@northyorks.gov.uk)

Key Contacts - LSCB Team

Prof. Nick Frost

NYSCB Independent Chair
North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board

Haydn Rees Jones
LSCB Policy & Development Officer
Tel: 01609 535188
E: Haydn.ReesJones@northyorks.gov.uk

Sophia Lenton-Brook
NYSCB Administrator
Tel: 01609 532144
E-mail: Sophia.lenton-brook@northyorks.gov.uk

Dallas Frank
Safeguarding Children Board Manager
Tel: 01609 535187
E-mail: dallas.frank@northyorks.gov.uk

Emma Chawner
LSCB Policy & Development Officer
Tel: 01609 532243
E: Emma.Chawner@northyorks.gov.uk

Ali Firby
CDOP Administrator
Tel: 01609 797167
E-mail: cdop@northyorks.gov.uk

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board
South Block,
NYCC, County Hall,
Racecourse Lane,
Northallerton.
DL7 8AE


City of York Safeguarding Children's Board

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If you are concerned about a child

If you think that a child or young person is being abused or neglected you must inform Children's Social Care or the police.

To report concerns to Children's Social Care you can do so:

  • By phone – one phone number for all concerns and enquiries:

01904 551900

  • By email – one email address: childrensfrontdoor@york.gov.uk
  • By letter – Children's Social Care, City of York Council, West Office, York YO1 6GA
  • Outside office hours, at weekends and on public holidays contact the emergency duty team telephone: (0845) 0349417

Joe Cocker
CYSCB Manager (Local Authority Designated Officer - LADO)
Tel no: 01904 555695
Mobile no: 07866343641
Email: joe.cocker@york.gov.uk

Simon Westwood
CYSCB Chair


North Yorkshire LADO's (Local Authority Designated Officers)

The LADO'S fulfil an independent role to that of organisations (e.g Borough Council etc). On receipt of any allegations made against an individual, they are responsible for liaising with the relevant professionals across North Yorkshire and the co-ordination and monitoring of subsequent actions.

Employers should inform the LADO as soon as possible of all allegations and of those cases that have been referred directly to the Police and Children's Services. The designated officer or deputy should report the matter to the LADO within one working day.

The LADO will advise the reporting officer/employer on next steps to be taken and decide whether or not the matter should be referred to Police or Children's Services. Allegations made directly to Police or Children's Services may become or may already be subject to joint consultation. Such allegations should nevertheless be brought to the attention of the relevant designated officer who will without delay be responsible for liaison with the LADO. This liaison should take place within one working day of receiving the allegation.

Local Authority Designated Officers ( LADO)

There are four LADOs covering all agencies, groups or services that work with children and young people in the North Yorkshire area.

Dave Peat (Education Child Protection and Safeguarding Manager) - LADO
Scarborough/Ryedale and Hambleton /Richmondshire
North Yorkshire County Council, Children and Young People's Service
Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AE
Tel: 01609 535646
Mobile: 07814 533363
Dave.Peat@northyorks.gov.uk

Rosemary Cannell (Education Child Protection and Safeguarding Manager) - LADO
Craven, Harrogate and Selby
North Yorkshire County Council, Children and Young People's Service
Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AE
Tel: 01609 534974
Mobile: 07715540723
Rosemary.Cannell@northyorks.gov.uk

Susan Crawford (Education Child Protection and Safeguarding Manager) - LADO
Craven, Harrogate and Selby
North Yorkshire County Council, Children and Young People's Service
Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AE
Tel: 01609 532152
Mobile: 07813 005161
Susan.Crawford@northyorks.gov.uk

Karen Lewis (Education Child Protection and Safeguarding Manager) - LADO
Scarborough/Ryedale and Hambleton /Richmondshire
North Yorkshire County Council, Children and Young People's Service
Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AE
01609 534200
Mobile: 07715540711
Karen.Lewis@northyorks.gov.uk

Please contact Eleanor Birkhead, Education Administrator if you are unable to contact a LADO directly on 01609 532367.