Accessibility statement for Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership

This accessibility statement applies to content published on

This website is run by Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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 focus order of our search is not correct when opening
  • There are some general markup errors
  • Some of our links to other pages are not descriptive enough
  • Our navigation has invalid aria attributes
  • Embedded videos don’t have descriptive title attributes

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • email
  • call 0113 3786018

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days.

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

Enforcement procedure

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’). If you have reported problems to us and are not happy with how we have responded, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.


There are several html markup errors across our pages. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.1 Parsing.

Link text

Some of the links used on the site don’t make sense when read alone. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion Link Purpose (in context).

Video titles

Our embedded videos don’t have descriptive title attributes so assistive technology users will not be aware of their contents. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.

Error identification

Errors identification is not prominent enough for sighted users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.1 Error Identification.

Disproportionate burden

Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership believes all content should be accessible for everyone. We do not currently intend to claim disproportionate burden for any website content.

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

Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership believes all content should be accessible for everyone. Documents published before September 2018 unless they are crucial to delivering a service, are not in scope of the accessibility regulations, but we intend to make all our content accessible.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are actively developing this site and aim to have full compliance by the end of January 2022 and will update this statement when non-compliances are resolved.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16 November 2021. It was last reviewed on 4 January 2022. 
This website was last tested on 8 November 2021. The test was carried out by Leeds City Council.
We tested a selection of pages, ensuring those tested reflected the variety of different page layouts used on our website.
The pages we tested were:

  1. Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership - Homepage (
  2. The Partnership | Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership (
  3. Information Sharing Agreement | Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership (
  4. Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements | Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership (
  5. News | Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership (
  6. Families | Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership (
  7. Safe sleep for babies | Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership (
  8. Practitioners | Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership (
  9. Early Help | Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership (
  10. Search | Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership (

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