The purpose of the Blackburn with Darwen Children & Young People's Services Directory www.urbwd.com is to point parents, carers, practitioners and children in the right direction when they are looking for children's services in the Blackburn with Darwen area.
However, whilst the Children's Information Service has invited organisations to submit their details for inclusion, Blackburn with Darwen Council, the compiler and publisher, cannot accept any liability whatsoever or howsoever arising, whether in negligence or otherwise, for any errors or inaccuracies in the Directory, in the contents, or in any external linked websites
The inclusion of information and other material in the Directory does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of any of the providers of such information and material.
For that reason it is important that you carry out your own independent checks and verifications and are entirely satisfied before acting on the basis of any information or other material supplied in the Directory.
For advice on how to make your own appropriate checks and verifications, please see below:
Note that the following advice which is given as a guide only, is given without any liability. In some circumstances this advice may not be suffiient. Therefore where appropriate you may need to seek further independent expert advice
Some of the organisaions on the Directory are not required to be registered with regulatory bodies. Therefore it is important that you make sure that the service is satisfactory and entirely suitable for your needs. Below are some of the things that you need to look out for:
- Check that the staff have been appropriately vetted
- Check that the service has chile protection procedures in place
- Check that the staff are qualified and trained in the specific area
- Check that the service operates an anti-discriminatory policy
- Check that the service protects children, young people and vulnerable adults
- Check that the service has a health and safety policy
- Check that the service has a complaints procedure
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided on www.urbwd.com, the Children’s Information Service cannot accept responsibility or liability for any errors which have occurred. It is recommended that you always check details with service providers to ensure their service meets your requirements. Furthermore, the Children’s Information Service cannot recommend or endorse any of the services listed, nor guarantee any of the services staff have valid criminal records bureau checks / qualifications