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Information for Professionals

ICON Infant crying information leaflet

Please watch this video to understand how you can support parents and carers to cope with a crying baby: https://youtu.be/gyQPzIxyTSA 

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As a childcare professional, you have a responsibility to the children you care for and, because of your close contact with them, you may be the first person to spot early signs and symptoms of abuse.

What to do if you have concerns

If you have concerns follow the procedures on the Berkshire Child Protection Procedures Online website.

Reading Family Information Service

The Family Information Service is a statutory service providing free individually tailored, impartial information, advice and guidance on any family matter. The service is available to any family member taking care of children or young people aged 0-19 years of age inclusive (up to 25 years for children and young people with special needs) as well as professionals working with families in Reading.

Family Information Service - www.reading.gov.uk/fis Facebook - www.facebook.com/readingfis

Reading’s Local SEND Offer

Reading's Local Offer helps you find information about local services, support, activities and events for children and young people aged 0 - 25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

SEND Local Offer www.reading.gov.uk/sendlocaloffer - Facebook - www.facebook.com/readinglocaloffer

Wokingham Family Information Service

The Family Information Service provides information for families, children and young people aged from birth to 19 years.

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West Berkshire Family Information Service

West Berkshire's Family section is known as the Family Information Service, we offer a telephone and on-line directory service, dedicated to providing free up to date information for parents, parents to be, carers and professionals to help support children up to their 20th birthday or 25th birthday if a child has a disability.

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Allegations about a Colleague or Professional

If you have concerns or suspicions about a colleague or professional/carer (including volunteers), you must report them. Talk to a Manager or Designated Officer. Please click on your local authority link below to be directed to the correct page if you are concerned about an adult working with children.

West Berkshire

Reading

Wokingham

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Professionals

Berkshire Child protection Procedures Online

If you are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child, you should report your concerns to your local authority. Please click on your local authority link below to be directed to the correct page.

Call 999 in an emergency if you believe a child is in immediate danger