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Safeguarding Children

Last updated: 30/04/2020

Nothing is more important than children’s welfare. Children who need help and protection deserve high quality and effective support as soon as a need is identified. If you are concerned about a child and want to make a referral, please click here. 

Please see and download our Multi Agency Threshold Guidance for Children

The Safeguarding Partnership has been established in regulations with the 2004 Children Act, every local authority area must have one. The guidance concerning the safeguarding partnership can be found within Working Together 2018; A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Please see the Working Together 2023 learn more.

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

All this means that the Safeguarding Partnership must ensure that children are safeguarded in such a way as to improve all outcomes detailed in ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’.  Protecting children and young people from harm remains a key goal and the RBWM Safeguarding Partnership will ensure this is our top priority.

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