Definition of Safeguarding

The government have defined for us what safeguarding is in

Working Together to Safeguard Children

which defines safeguarding as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children and young people are growing up in circumstances that are consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

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