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The Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board and the Safeguarding Children and Independent Reviewing Service are based on Floor 3, Howden House, Union Street, S1 2SH. Their contact details are below.

Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB):

Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) is the statutory body responsible for overseeing safeguarding children arrangements in the city.

Our office hours are: 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday - Thursday and 8.45am to 4.45pm Friday

tel: 0114 273 4450  email: sscb@sheffield.gov.uk  

The areas of responsibility of the SSCB include:

  • Substance Misuse Manager: 

Mandy Craig, tel.: 0114 205 8214 or emailMandy.Craig@sheffield.gov.uk 

  • Licensing Manager:

Julie Hague, tel.: 0114 273 6753 or email: Julie.Hague@sheffield.gov.uk for advice about safeguarding children on licensed premises and taxi and hospitality services

  • Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP):

Diane Shahlavi, tel.: 0114 205 3846 or email: cdop@sheffield.gov.uk 

Sheffield Safeguarding Children & Independent Reviewing Service:

Sheffield Safeguarding Children and Independent Reviewing Service is responsible for the reviews of children in care and those subject to child protection plans. It also employs the Early Years and Education Advisors and is responsible for safeguarding children training.

Our office hours are: 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday - Thursday and 8.45am to 4.45pm Friday, tel.: 0114 273 4934, email: child.protection@sheffield.gov.uk 

The areas of responsibility of the service include:

  • Safeguarding Children Training:

tel.: 0114 273 4530; email: safeguardingchildrentraining@sheffield.gov.uk

  • Child Protection Enquiry Team (CPET):

tel.: 0114 273 4925

  • Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and Prevent:

Steve Hill, tel.:0114 273 4850 

To make a referral, download the LADO referral form, complete & email securely to lado@sheffield.gcsx.gov.uk or fax to 0114  273 4628 or 0114 273 6239 

  • Safeguarding Children Advisors, Education:

Bea Kay, tel.: 0114 273 5655; email: bea.kay@sheffield.gov.uk 

Flora Bandele, tel.: 0114 205 3714 email: flora.bandele@sheffield.gov.uk 

  • Safeguarding Children Advisor, Early Years:

Val Linnett, tel.: 0114 273 5484 or email: val.linnett@sheffield.gov.uk 

  • Child Protection Coordinators: 

tel.: 0114 273 5129 or 0114 273 4934 

For disagreements about whether a conference should be held about a child, the SSCB Effective Challenge and Escalation procedure should be followed.

  • Independent Reviewing Service:

tel.: 0114 273 4994 for matters relating to the reviewing or monitoring of care plans for looked after children

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If you are concerned about a child or young person, follow this link: Referring a safeguarding concern to Children’s Social Care