Safeguarding is about promoting the welfare of children.  It involves:

•protecting children from maltreatment;

•preventing impairment of children’s health or development;

•ensuring that 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 life chances.

Child protection is part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. This refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

On the right hand side of this page are links to some of the ways that we safeguard children.

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