Useful Links - Safeguarding & Welfare

WF Traded Services Resources

There are a range of Safeguarding documents on the WF Traded Services website. You will need to be logged in to access these. If you don't have a login please fill in the form below to register. 

Allegations against a professional or volunteer working with children

If you think someone who works with children may pose a risk to them, please tell us immediately. You can call us on 020 8496 3646 to talk through your concerns, or email us at

Department for Education

The Department for Education (DfE) offers a range of statutory guidance,  information and advice to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. 

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

CEOP helps keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. CEOP help thousands of children and young people every year, as well as their parents and carers who have been in a similar situation to you. 

Disclosure and Baring Service 

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions by carrying out DBS checks.

Early Help

Early Help get in early with families to identify and address problems before they escalate. 

London Safeguarding Children Board

The London Safeguarding Children Board seeks to enhance the safety and wellbeing of children in London. They do this by supporting organisations working with children in London to meet their statutory responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. They also support London’s Local Safeguarding Children Boards to meet their statutory obligations. 

UK Safer Internet Centre

The European Commission have appointed numerous Safer Internet Centres across the EU. These centres have three main functions: to provide advice and support to children, young people and their carers and educators; to coordinate Safer Internet Day across the UK; to provide a helpline for professionals and a hotline to report and remove child sexual abuse imagery and videos.    

National Education Network

Not for profit organisation providing advice for schools on e-safety, guidance notes and information leaflets. The regionally and nationally acclaimed resources contained within the National Education Network online safety site provide specific advice for pupils, parents and carers, governors, schools and Local Authorities. 

NSPCC education self-assessment tool (ESAT)

Registered users can access vast banks of safeguarding advice, information and resources to help your school with safeguarding policies and procedures. In the e-safety element (ESAT Standard 1, element 14) information is provided on what to include in e-safety policies, with sample acceptable use policies for primary, secondary and special schools.


Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Optimus Education

Does your school need support in a specific area of development? You can browse topics to meet the needs of your organisation. 

Waltham Forest Children and Family Centres

Children and family centres offer a wide range of activities, services and support to families with children under five.

East London Rape Crisis 

East London Rape Crisis Service provides free, confidential specialist help for women and girls who have been raped or experienced any other form of sexual violence. The services are for women of all ages including young women over the age of 14, whatever the assault and whenever it occurred.

  • Tel: 0800 1601036

NSPCC Information Service

NSPCC knowledge and information service provides quick and easy access to the latest child protection research, policy and practice.

NSPCC Speak out Stay Safe

Speak out Stay Safe is a session available to all primary schools in the UK. It aims to equip a generation of children with the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. Children are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or Childline.  

Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children Board (WFSCB)

The WFSCB is a group of professionals including police, doctors, social workers, teachers, members of the community and many others. They meet regularly to make sure services are working together to keep children and young people safe.

Last update: Thursday 14th of May 2020 03:22:42 PM