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Who is responsible for safeguarding?
Last Updated: 29th March, 2020
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Simply so, who is responsible for the safeguarding children?
Whilst local authorities, through their children's social care teams, play the lead role in safeguarding children and protecting them from harm, everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play in protecting them. Children includes everyone under the age of 18.
Additionally, what professionals are involved in safeguarding? A wide range of health professionals have a critical role to play in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children including: GPs, primary care practitioners, paediatricians, nurses, health visitors, midwives, school nurses, those working in maternity, child and adolescent mental health, allied health
Also Know, what is a practitioner's role in safeguarding?
The EYFS 2014 requires that: “A practitioner must be designated to take lead responsibility for safeguarding children in every setting. They must provide support, advice and guidance to any other staff on an ongoing basis, and on any specific safeguarding issue as required.”
What is a safeguarding concern?
A safeguarding concern is when you are worried about the safety or well-being of a child or adult because of something seen or heard, or information which has been given to you.