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Important Information: Paediatric colleagues across the country have raised concerns that the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency could be causing children more harm. More children present with sepis than COVID but as the symptoms of sepsis (a life-threatening reaction to an infection and also referred to as blood poisoning) can be very vague, hard to spot (especially in babies and young children) and be very similar to other conditions such as COVID, they are being managed as such.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have developed an important traffic light system to help parents make the right decisions for their children.


PLEASE NOTE: The Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board ceased to exist with effect from 29th September 2019 and is replaced by the  new Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and Lancashire Children's Safeguarding Assurance Partnership (CSAP).  Resources and training remain available for you to access and all pages and documentation will be updated in due course.
For further information regarding the CSAP, please click here.

Access information and guidance on making assessment and referrals.  Resources include:

  • Working Well with Children and Families in Lancashire
  • Common Assessment Framework
  • Referrals to Children's Social Care

Access our training courses, e-learning and other related information

Information, advice and guidance about supporting Children and Young People to Stay Safe Online