Safeguarding, Compliance & Wellbeing


We all have the responsibility for safeguarding children - the objective is keeping children safe.

Working Together 2018 and the Childrens and Social Work Act 2017 provides statutory guidance,
definitions and specifies inter-agency working to safeguard and promte the welfare of children.


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as
- protecting children from maltreatment.
-preventing impairment of children's health or development
-ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding & Compliance for the YBL
Kim Accalia
07507 557 642

k.accalia@ybl.org.uk

I am a Director of the YBL and within my portfolio is Safeguarding. Within the West Midlands region I am the single point of contact for safeguarding for children and adults, sometimes refereed to as the DO (Designated Officer). I am also a member of the Basketball England's Safeguarding Case Management Group. My background is from policing, having over 32 years' expereience within public protection for both children and adults.

I offer advise and support to clubs, players, parents and leagues. I collate information for safeguarding complaints.

I am available to work with clubs and leagues within the area to assess and review current safeguarding policies and procedures.

I Within basketball I am a coach, table official and referee. I played in local league for West Midlands Police and I am part of the Police GB Women's Basketball Team.

 

Childline
childline.org.uk
Childline for children and young people
08001111
Visit the NSPPC Cyber Page
NSPCC
nsppc.org.uk
Bullying and Online Advise
08008005000
Think U Know
thinguknow.co.uk
COEP Education - protecting children and young people online
 

 

Below you will find information for loacl authorites within the Region should a safeguarding conern be raised, and further advise is needed, or you make a referral. These could be concerns raised by a child, by what you have seen or observed. Please ring 999 if the incident is an emeregency or a child is in immedidate danger or immediate risk of harm.

Referals to the Loacl Athority Designated Office (LADO) should be made where there are concerns that someone who works with children may have:
a) Behaved in a way that has harmed, or may have harmed, a child.
b) Possibily committed a criminal offence against, or related to, a child; or
c) Behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates that they may pose a risk of harm.

I am happy to make any LADO refereals if the threshold for referral is met.

 

Birmingham
Chidlren's Advise & Support Service 01213031888
out of hours service 01216754806

Coventry
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub 24hr (MASH) 02476788555
Derby
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub 24hr (MASH) 01332210008
Dudley
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 03005550050
out of hours 03005558574

Gloucestershire
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub 24hr (MASH) 01452426565 (option 3)
Herefordshire
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub 24hr (MASH) 01432260800
Leicestershire
First Response Children's Duty Team 24hr 01163050005
Northamptonshire
Early Help Support. MASH & Child Protection 24hr 03001267000 (option 1)
Oxfordshire
Milti-Agency Safeguarding Hub 24hr (MASH) 03450507666
Sandwell
Sandwell Safeguarding Team 24hr 01215693100
Shropshire
Safeguarding Team 24hr 03456789021
Solihull
Milti-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 01217884300
out of hours 01216056060
Staffordshire
First Response Service 08001313126
out of hours 03456042886
Walsall
Milti-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 03005552866
out of hours 03005552922
Warwickshire
Front Door (Warwickshire Children & Families Front Door) 01926414144
out of hours 01926886922
Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton Safeguarding Team 01902551199
out of hours 0902552999
Worcestershire
Family Front Door 01905822666