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Children's Social Care

There are changes to the way our children's social care services are running at the moment, because of COVID-19. These changes include: assessments being completed virtually,  socially distanced face to face meetings, some services only being available over the phone or email and some of our staff needing to wear PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • Report a concern - children and young peopleSafeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
  • Child Sexual ExploitationHow to spot the signs of child exploitation and where to go for help if you or someone you know is being exploited.
  • Fostering and adoptionYou can have a huge impact on a child's life by giving them the care they need, when they need it. Find out more about fostering and adoption.
  • Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) handles any allegations made against adults who work with children.
  • Missing childEvery local authority will have a protocol to follow for all missing children, the LSCB within the area will hold this protocol and ensure it is up to date and adhered to.
  • Rutland Information ServiceThe Rutland Information Service (RIS) is an online directory of local services for adults, children and families.
  • Child PovertyChildren who grow up in poverty lack many of the experiences and opportunities that others take for granted, and can be exposed to severe hardship and social exclusion.
  • Ofsted Improvement PlanOur 'Next Steps' Action Plan in response to Ofsted's inspection of Rutland's Children's Services, published in February 2017.
  • Young CarersYoung carers look after a family member such as a parent, brother, sister or other relative or they might care for a family friend
  • Leaving CareInformation and guidance on services available to young people who are leaving foster care.
  • Caring for Children Looked After Caring for Children Looked After
  • Market Positions Statements Market Positions Statements