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The SCSP and the Quality Assurance & Involvement Service

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Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership and the Quality Assurance & Involvement Service, 

Floor 3, Howden House, Union Street, S1 2SH.

Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP):

Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) 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 SCSP include:

  • Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP): Diane Shahlavi, tel.: 0114 205 3846 or email: cdop@sheffield.gov.uk 

Quality Assurance and Involvement Service:

The Quality Assurance and Involvement 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:

  • Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and Prevent, tel.: 0114 273 4850

To make a referral, download the LADO referral form, complete & email securely to lado@sheffield.gcsx.gov.uk

  • 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 * If you have a disagreement about whether a conference should be held about a child, the SCSP 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