Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding continuum

One way of thinking about safeguarding is to think of it in terms of a continuum, from low level worries about a child’s development to significant concern about abuse or the risk of abuse.

There were important changes to the way in which safeguarding services were delivered following Lord Laming’s inquiry into the death of Victoria ClimbiĆ©. These changes acknowledged the vital work undertaken by Children’s Social Care but recognised that early intervention by partner agencies was essential to prevent concerns escalating .

The diagram below lists the formal structures and processes used by the partner agencies,( such as Health and Education): the Common Assessment Framework, the Family Information service directory, Team around the Child/ Family style of working and the Early Intervention services and those used by CSC: Section 47 investigations, Initial and review child protection case conferences and core group meetings.

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