Staff, through fears about repercussions, may find it difficult to raise child protection concerns about colleagues or managers.

Each agency must ensure the provision of a well-publicised ‘whistleblowing’ or ‘speak out’ procedure that provides alternative methods of reporting concerns relating to conduct which is in breach of the law, compromises health and safety provisions or falls below established standards of childcare practice.”  Cambridgeshire LSCB Procedures.

To raise concerns with Ofsted about children's social services, please click here.

The NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line

The Whistleblowing Advice Line offers free advice and support to professionals with concerns about how child protection issues are being handled in their own or another organisation.