Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions - Safeguarding

What is the difference between safeguarding and child protection?

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: * protecting children from maltreatment * preventing impairment of children's health or development * ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care * taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm. 'Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013' sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and how practitioners should conduct the assessment of children.

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