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National lockdown: Stay at home

Specialist Safeguarding Units

Specialist safeguarding units ensure that vulnerable children and young people in Staffordshire are safe and protected from the risk of significant harm. They:

  • Work with children, young people and families to agree plans of support (called 'children in need plans' or 'child protection plans').
     
  • Work with children, young people and families to make sure they’re getting the support they need.

  • Work with children and families with complex needs.
     
  • Work with children who are close to being taken into care and if necessary, start the legal process of taking them into care.
     
  • Take immediate action to safeguard children who have suffered significant harm.
     
  • Provide Social Work advice to our local support teams.

Reporting a concern over the safety of a child or young person

If there is very serious problem and you fear that a child or young person is suffering harm or is at risk of suffering harm, you should contact the First Response Service immediately.

If you are a children’s services professional and would like more information on the Families First Service, please see our pages.

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Latest social care and health news

Leader welcomes vaccination site news

Leader of Staffordshire County Council, Alan White, has welcomed the announcement of a large community Covid-19 vaccination site in Tunstall.
Date:
22 January 2021

Make getting a test part of your weekly routine

People who must leave their homes to make essential visits during lockdown are being urged to get tested in one of Staffordshire's Community Testing Centres.
Date:
22 January 2021

More businesses asked to sign up to deliver rapid testing

More businesses in Staffordshire are being offered the opportunity to take part in a rapid Covid-19 testing programme for their employees.
Date:
19 January 2021

Staffordshire Residents Without Covid Symptoms Urged to Book Tests as New Community Testing Centres Open on Monday

People who must leave their homes during the lockdown are being urged to keep getting tested - as eight new Community Testing Centres open across Staffordshire on Monday. (January 18)
Date:
15 January 2021

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