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Revised Safeguarding guidelines published

Revised Safeguarding guidelines published

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Revised guidance published yesterday by the Government clarifies the responsibilities of professionals towards safeguarding children, and strengthens the focus away from processes and onto the needs of the child.

In response to recommendations from Professor Eileen Munro’s report, A child-centred system, the revised Working together to safeguard children guidance clarifies the core legal requirements on individuals and organisations to keep children safe. It sets out, in one place, the legal requirements that health services, social workers, police, schools and other organisations that work with children, must follow – and emphasises that safeguarding is the responsibility of all professionals who work with children.

The guidance will come into effect from 15 April 2013.Download a copy of  working together to safeguard Children 2013 here.

Modern Governor has two modules that look at safeguarding, you can view the synopsis here.

 


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