Working Together 2018
This statutory guidance should be read and followed by local authority Chief Executives, Directors of Children’s Services, LSCB Chairs and senior managers within organisations who commission and provide services for children and families, including social workers and professionals from health services, adult services, the police, academy trusts, education, youth justice services and the voluntary and community sector who have contact with children and families.
All relevant professionals should read and follow this guidance so that they can respond to individual children’s needs appropriately
Working together to Safeguard Children 2018 (PDF, 2.3MB)
The Government has produced updated guidance which compliments to Working Together 2018, these are:
What to do if a child is being abused (PDF, 321KB)
This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help practitioners identify child abuse and neglect and take appropriate action in response.
Keeping Children Safe in Education (PDF, 768KB)
This document contains information on what schools and colleges should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools and colleges must comply.