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'Working Together to Safeguard Children'

Statutory guidance

On 22 September 2010 Tim Loughton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and families, wrote a letter to DCSs and LSCB chairs to inform them of a change to the statutory guidance set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010) insofar as it relates to Government Offices. This change comes into effect on 1 October 2010.

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010) sets out how individuals and organisations should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Key related documents

Government response to public consultation on Working Together to Safeguard Children (March 2010).
A revised Working Together to Safeguard Children was published on 17 March. Public consultation on the revised guidance ran from 18 December 2009 to 11 February 2010 and was supported by regional conferences in Manchester, Birmingham and London. The Government response to this consultation provides an overview of responses, a summary of key findings and a summary of changes made to further strengthen ‘Chapter 8’ on Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) since its revision in 2009.
 

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010) sets out how individuals and organisations should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It replaces the previous version of the guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children (2006). Chapter 8 of this guidance, on SCRs, replaces the December 2009 version of Chapter 8.

Working Together is addressed to all practitioners and front-line managers who have particular responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and to senior and operational managers in organisations that:

Table 1 of the Preface sets out which parts of the guidance are particularly relevant to practitioners in certain roles.

The guidance provides a national framework within which agencies and professionals at local level – individually and jointly – draw up and agree on their own ways of working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Resources

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010)

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2006)
 
Training resource for Working together to safeguard children

Cumbria and Lancashire protocol for working with sexually active under-18-year-olds

South West LSCBs' protocol on dealing with sexually active under-18-year-olds

Surrey safeguarding children board protocol on working with sexually active under-18-year-olds

Letter from Kevin Brennan regarding local protocol development for professionals working with sexually active under-18s


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Last updated on 23/09/2010