Pendynas Care & Education Services have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people in our care under the Education Act 2002 and, where appropriate, under the Children Act 1989 by:
Creating and maintaining a safe learning environment for children and young people
Identifying where there are child welfare concerns and taking action to address them, in partnership with other organisations where appropriate
Every member of our staff has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This means that we have a Safeguarding Policy and have procedures in place to ensure that Child Protection issues are dealt with efficiently and appropriately.
All staff, are aware of our procedures and parents, carers and professionals working with young people referred to us are welcome to read our Safeguarding policy. Our Safeguarding Policy is written in line with the 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' guidance provided by the government.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.
MARU - Multi Agency Referral Unit
I am concerned about a child's safety; what should I do?
If you wish to report an incidence of abuse or neglect, please contact the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU).
The MARU provides a multi-disciplinary response to concerns about the welfare or safety of a child.
Telephone 0300 1231 116
Notes: For urgent referrals after 17:15 or at the weekend call the Out of Hours Service on 01208 251 300