Keeping children safe

Safeguarding - how to report a child at risk of harm, abuse or neglect; licences for child employment, performance or chaperone; and private foster care.

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Reporting a child at risk of harm, abuse or neglect (safeguarding)

How to report a concern of a child at risk of harm, abuse or neglect & details about how the Safeguarding Children Board leads on protecting vulnerable children

Meeting the needs

We help to identify suitable responses to the needs and issues professionals encounter when working with children, young people and families.

Apply for a body of persons licence

Apply for a body of persons licence for school age children; what you'll need to apply and what's allowed under a body of persons licence.

Apply for a child employment permit

How and when an employer must apply for a child employment permit and what hours a child can work on school days and during weekends and school holidays.

Apply for a child performance licence

Apply for a child performance for school age children; what you'll need to apply and who should apply for child performance licence in Suffolk.

Apply for a chaperone licence

Apply for a chaperone licence in Suffolk for school age children to take part in a performance; how many long a licence is valid for and when it needs renewing

Keeping children safe online

How parents can play an important role in helping their children safe online; why children need to learn about internet safety and information about e-safety.

Private fostering

Private foster care in Suffolk and your responsibilities, if you are related or not to a child, and the types of private fostering in Suffolk.