Safeguarding Children in Education Settings Team (SCiES)

Concerned about a child?

Anyone who has concerns for the immediate safety of a child or young person must phone:

  • The Cheshire East Consultation Service ( ChECS ) on 0300 123 5012 (option 3) - Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm, or Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm; or
  • Out of Hours Service (Emergency Duty Team) on 0300 123 5022

Do not hesitate. Seek support and advice immediately.

The SCiES Team

The SCiES team provide safeguarding information, support and guidance in order to enhance safeguarding policy in practice in all Cheshire East schools, colleges and settings. The intention is not to do things to or for people but to empower members of staff to do these things; building capacity and enhancing knowledge.

In addition the team deliver a comprehensive, accredited, training and development programme for all those who come into contact with children and families in their everyday work in schools, colleges and settings. Through this they aim to inform and empower individuals to take the right steps in order to safeguard children.

If you have children or young people attending your school or setting who live outside of Cheshire East you must also keep contact details for the Local Authority in which they live. You should also make yourself aware of the Safeguarding Children Partnership's procedures for those Local Authorities.

Local information

National information