This website is run by Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- 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:
- you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
- most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- live video streams do not have captions
- some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
- you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
- there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page
- you cannot change the font colour, size and contrast levels
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
Email – SSSCB.Communications@staffordshire.gov.uk
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.
If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, email us.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: SSSCB.Communications@staffordshire.gov.uk
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’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) .
Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.
Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
Telephone 01785 277394 / 01785 854579
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
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 and non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
- Some of our older PDF’s, Word, Excel, CSV, PowerPoint documents may not be accessible. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services[RJ(5] . Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
- Some of our older videos may not have captions
- Some of our images may not have an “alt-tag”
We are aware that some internal applications and externally hosted systems do not comply with accessibility and usability standards. Some are old software that we cannot easily change. We’ve assessed the cost of fixing all the issues listed below and believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.
- Geographical Information Mapping (GIS)
- Web Tendering Portal
- Secure online payment sites
- Document library
Some parts of this site link to or use content provided by other websites and these are not always as accessible as our site. Examples of these are:
- YouTube videos
- tweets and the Twitter panels from Twitter
- maps from Google
- Facebook widgets
- Board videos
- Board minutes and agendas
Navigation and accessing information
It’s not possible for users to change text size and colour without some of the content overlapping. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (resize text).