What is Safeguarding

Safeguarding children is the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Every single person who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment

  • Preventing impairment of children's health or development

  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Latest news

woman hugging a child who is resting her head on the adults shoulder

CSCP Publishes Chloe Safeguarding Practice Review

The Croydon Safeguarding Children Partnership has published a Safeguarding Practice Review concerning ‘Chloe’, who was 17 when she sadly died. She took her own life, however, the inquest verdict was ‘accident’; because when she carried out the fatal act she was in a state of mental crisis.

30 October 2023