Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding in education

Urgent concerns

Call 0300 300 8585, if you have an urgent safeguarding concern. This will connect you to the Access and Inclusion Hub team.

Safeguarding in education

We have a dedicated Safeguarding in Education Team. The team offers the following to schools across Central Bedfordshire:

  • free training – these will be advertised throughout the year via our DSL distribution list (new DSLs can be added by emailing ) and via Central Essentials
  • safeguarding DSL events – these are a great opportunity to gain local information and also meet others in the profession. Network events will be advertised via Central Essentials
  • free resources – please contact us with any needs you may have; we have included a copy of our model Safeguarding and Child Protection policy (Word) and model child-on-child abuse policy (Word) below for you to adapt to use within your setting
  • free support and guidance – please find our contact details below
  • safeguarding audits and training – for a fee, we can come to your school and offer thorough audits or training packages bespoke to your school’s needs
  • Section 175 audit – this working document is sent out every October, directly to schools for completion

Contact us

We aim to respond to email within 5 working days.

Urgent concerns

Call 0300 300 8585, if you have an urgent safeguarding concern. This will connect you to the Access and Inclusion Hub team.

Alternatively, you can call:

  • Maggie Lloyd (Education Safeguarding Lead) on 0300 300 5115
  • Natalie Hills (Education Safeguarding Officer) on 0300 300 6313

Concerns about worker behaviour

If you have concerns about the conduct and behaviour of someone working with children and young people, you can contact our Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO, but also known as the Allegations Manager) as follows:

Telephone: 0300 300 8142

Useful links

Local Safeguarding Children Board

Children’s Services Commissioning and Partnership (Performance, Partnerships and Workforce Development).

What we do

  • monitor effectiveness and co-ordination of partners in keeping children safe
  • provide support to the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) to implement its role
  • commissioning and delivery of training and development for Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding Boards

Our role

  • devise processes and procedures to support the safeguarding agenda and to inform 'what we do'
  • support partnerships with the development and implementation of their safeguarding agenda
  • support audits in meeting safeguarding standards for partners listed under Section 11 of the Children Act 2004
  • support in the evaluation of performance of all LSCB partners
  • support the Serious Case Review process
  • supply an administrative function to the LSCB
  • support partners in learning from practice

Who we are

Phillipa Scott, Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Manager.

Contact us

Telephone: 0300 300 6455