”Safeguarding children – 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”
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who works with children – including teachers, GPs, nurses, midwives, health visitors, early years professionals, youth workers, police, Accident and Emergency staff, paediatricians, voluntary and community workers and social workers – has a responsibility for keeping them safe.
No single professional can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances and, if children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.
In order that organisations and practitioners collaborate effectively, it is vital that every individual working with children and families is aware of the role that they have to play and the role of other professionals.
Working Together 2015
Level 1 and Level 2 Safeguarding training
Level 1 and 2 training will equip you to understand what is meant by the ‘safeguarding continuum’, know the key legal provisions governing safeguarding, have an understanding of the key indicators of abuse and neglect , know when and to whom to make a referral and how to support a family to improve the situation for their child.