Upton Cross ACE Academy will be closed on Monday 19th March due to adverse weather conditions and inability to maintain safe staffing levels due to road conditions. A skeleton staff will be at the school to receive any unaccompanied pupils. We expect to be open as usual on Tuesday 20th March. Stay safe and enjoy the snow! Carnyorth Trip has been postponed - Please still prepare for departure at the original time for tomorrow morning. We will text any changes or arrangements later today.

Early Help and Protection Service

Early Help and Protection Service

We all have the right be safe all of the time

If you are concerned about a child's safety please contact the Multi Agency referral Unit (MARU) on 0300 123 1116

Multi Agency Referral Unit

What is the Multi-Agency Referral Unit (MARU)?

The Multi-Agency Referral Unit (MARU) provides a multi-disciplinary response to concerns about the welfare or safety of a child in line with the LSCB guidance on interagency thresholds/continuum of need.

What is the Multi-Agency Advice Team (MAAT)

The Multi-Agency Advice Team (MAAT) is a multidisciplinary team within the MARU. The MAAT provides advice and consultation in cases where the LSCB threshold for statutory social work intervention is not met. The MAAT gathers more information and considers those cases that are on the cusp of the threshold criteria for social work. 

Local Safeguarding Children Board

Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly, in exercising their social care functions, are responsible for ensuring there is a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) covering their area, to bring together representatives of each of the main agencies and professionals responsible for helping to protect children from abuse and neglect. The LSCB is an inter-agency forum for agreeing how the different services and professional groups should co-operate to safeguard children in the area, and for making sure that arrangements work effectively to bring about good outcomes for children.

The LSCB has a comprehensive website detailing their work and offering useful advice: Local Safeguarding Children Board web site.

Please do not contact the LSCB if you wish to report an incidence of abuse or neglect, please contact the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on: 0300 123 1116.