Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) website - Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to content published on the Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) domain.


Important website update

This website will shortly be redeveloped. The new website will be available by 30th January 2021 and will be provided in an accessible format.

This website is run by the LSCP Business Unit. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels, and fonts
  • use this website on most modern browsers and devices
  • navigate most of the website using only a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using a screen reader
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • zoom in up to 200 percent without the text spilling off the screen

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.


How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • The text in the images in the header are not accessible to screen reader users
  • Some areas of the website are still being made accessible and are part of our plan moving forward.


Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format email LSCP.Info@leeds.gov.uk and tell us:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF.


Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we're not meeting the accessibility requirements, email LSCP.Info@leeds.gov.uk

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you're not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the 'accessibility regulations')

Technical information about this website's accessibility

The LSCP Business Unit is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances are listed below.


Non-accessible content

Within the Practioners/ Professional Section, the Early Help Strategy and Poverty Framework are accessible to all, however PDF versions of these documents also exist due to the readability and easily digestable format of these documents.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations


Images of text

There are some images on our website which are images of text and have no alternative text. The information in these images are not available in text format near where the image appears.
Some areas affected include:

  • the websites logo in the header
  • the "Concerned about a child", “Section 11 Audit” and “E-bulletin” buttons above the navigation

This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.1.1 Non-text content (A) 1.4.1 Images of text (AA).

This issue will be addressed in the redevelopment of this website which is currently taking place.


Colour contrast

Some of the text on our website doesn't have enough colour contrast against the background colour it sits on. This can make it difficult for some users to read.

Invalid HTML mark-up

Some pages on our website have multiple instances of the same ID. The ID attributes is used to identify a component on the page and although you can have as many IDs on a page as you like each ID should be unique. IDs can be used to link to a certain point in the page and multiple use of this could cause confusion.

Images with no alternative text

There are some images on our website with no alternative text. Alternative text is used to describe an image to users who are unable to see the image where an image is purely decorative the alt tag should be included but left empty. This fails 1.1.1 Non-text content (A). We are currently working across the website to rectify this issue.


We have removed a number of documents from the website. However some of our remaining documents are not accessible.

We plan to convert all pdf and Word documents to webpages by 7th April 2021.
We plan to either remove all forms or replace some with accessible digital versions by 7th April 2021.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Not applicable.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 15 September 2020.
This website has not undergone a full accessibility audit as the information is being transferred to a new website in early 2021 and then will be provided in an accessible format.