Welcome to the North Somerset Safeguarding Children Board (NSSCB) website
What is on the website?
The website provides a range of information for professionals, parents, children and young people in relation to safeguarding children in North Somerset. There is information for parents to help to safeguard their children that includes using private tutors and action to take when children go missing. There is information for children and young people that includes useful helpline numbers and information about involvement with social care services. There is also a range of national, regional and local guidance for practitioners who are working with children and families.
Are You Worried about a child?
If you are currently worried about a child who you believe is at risk, being ill-treated or neglected, please speak to the Single Point of Access (SPA) on 01275 888808.
Normal office hours are Monday to Thursday 8.45am until 5pm and Friday from 8.45am until 4.30pm.
Outside these hours contact our Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615 165. If the line is engaged please leave your name and number on the answering machine and we will call you back as soon as possible. Alternatively, contact your local police station on 0845 670 000 or if a child is in immediate danger dial 999.
For further information download the Government's What to do if you're worried a child is being abused guidance.
How to use this website
Please use the menu headings on the left of your page to access the section of the site most relevant to your needs. You may, of course, also explore other areas of the site if you wish to. You will also find some 'quick links' to the right of your page to some of the most frequently used sections of the site. All of the downloadable documents on this website are in PDF format.
We want to make sure that children and young people feel safe and cared for in North Somerset and hope that this website is useful to those who want to know more about the work of the NSSCB. It is accessible to children, young people and families and communities as well as professionals working with children. The website will be updated on a regular basis.
What is the Safeguarding Children Board?
The North Somerset Safeguarding Children Board brings together representatives of each of the main agencies responsible for promoting children's welfare, and helping to protect them from abuse and neglect. For more detail about the board see the section 'Who are we'.
DisclaimerOur site and material relating to government information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided as is without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, completeness and accuracy.
We do not warrant or represent that the functions contained in the material available on this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the materials.
In no event will we be liable for any expense, loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any expense, loss or damage whatsoever arising from use, or loss of use, of data, or loss of profits, arising out of or in connection with the use of our site or reliance on its content.
No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. While we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk.
Our site is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances. The material on our site may include the views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of HM Government or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.
We assume no responsibility or liability arising in respect of any such third party material.