The CYSCB aims to keep childcare professionals informed of the latest national and local developments that may affect their work and practice. Please click on one of the links below for more information:

Multi-agency child protection procedures

CYSCB documents and forms

Learning and Development

Children's developmental stages

Writing a safeguarding policy

National news and guidance including schools

Local news and guidance

Safer working practice and the allegation process

Allegations about a child care professional or volunteer - the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

It's not okay - Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation is NEVER okay. For support or if you’re concerned that a child has been sexually abused please contact the NSPCC 24 hour helpline Tel: 0808 800 5000 or email: If a child is at immediate risk of harm call 999.