Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
Safeguarding is about making people aware of their rights, protecting them and preventing abuse. Every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. We believe that everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding children and young people and keeping them safe from harm.
“The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.”
Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2015
You can read the Department for Education’s guidance on how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children here.
You can access the South West Child Protection Policies and Procedures here.