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

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CSCP Training Update

The CSCP training process is set for a significant upgrade with the introduction of a new, centralised platform. This new system will streamline training administration, offering practitioners enhanced control and visibility over their professional development.

2 May 2024
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#LookCloser Campaign

The Children's Society is inviting you to join them for their latest #LookCloser programme of learning. They have developed sessions based on learning from The Children’s Society and wider partners to tackle the issues of child exploitation and abuse.

2 May 2024
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CSCP Publishes Local Safeguarding Practicing Review

Baby Eva was 4 months old when she was admitted to the hospital with a fracture. Subsequent X-rays revealed several fractures of different ages. Further investigation revealed a family history that should have influenced earlier identification of risk to Baby Eva. This was in common with other reviews, prompting a line of inquiry to consider the impact of previous learning from similar cases.

24 April 2024