Children and Young People
Report a child welfare issue
Pupil Power exercise at a local school
If you are in any way worried about the welfare of a child, please contact LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Telephone: 0300 123 6720 Out of hours: 0300 123 6722
Lancaster City Council has a responsibility to ensure elected members and officers have up to date information regarding the council's duty to cooperate under the Children Act 2004.
Education and Children's Trust
Department for Education - the website to keep you informed about the Government's priorities for children, young people and families in the coming months.
Children and Young People's Trust - Children and Young People's Trusts were established in 2008 to focus on developing new ways of working and on promoting strong joint planning and commissioning of services. In October 2014 Children's Partnership Boards (CPBs) were established and replaced District CYP Trust Boards and Locality Safeguarding Children Groups. The purpose of the CPBs is to drive and deliver effective multi agency working that safeguards and promotes the well-being of children and young people and improves outcomes for families. There are five Children's Partnership Boards (CPBs) in Lancashire and Lancaster is part of the Fylde, Lancaster and Wyre CPB. The purpose of the CPBs is to drive and deliver effective multi agency working that safeguards and promotes the well-being of children and young people and improves outcomes for families.
Safeguarding is a high priority in all work with children, young people and their families. We have developed a Safeguarding Children Policy and Guidance and a Photography and Video Policy.
We ensure that relevant child protection training / awareness is available to both elected members and officers.
Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board has a major role to play in ensuring that children and young people in Lancashire are kept safe and that all agencies do what they can to promote their welfare.
Organisations requiring advice regarding safeguarding of children and young people can access further information from the NSPCC
Social Care for Children and Young People
Social Care Services is the responsibility of Lancashire County Council in the Lancaster District. This includes a range of services for children and families including family support, fostering and adoption, residential care, leaving care services and child protection. These services for children aim to protect and support vulnerable children, and help families stay together.
Employment of Children
Lancashire County Council is responsible for the employment of children. Young people of compulsory school age often like to add to their pocket money by taking on a part-time job, but there are laws and rules to be observed to ensure their education does not suffer and that they are safeguarded whilst at work. In Lancashire the part-time employment of pupils is governed by the Children (Protection at Work) regulations 1998 and County Council's Employment of Children Bye-Laws. Children are required to obtain a 'work permit' from Lancashire County Council, follow the link below for more details: