Safeguarding & Child Protection (CP)
What do we mean by Safeguarding and Child Protection?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. For example, as adults, we would always make sure that every child is safe from the normal day to day dangers - crossing the road safely, what they put in their mouths, playing with sharp object, etc.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Child protection is focussed on three keys area:
- Causing themselves significant harm, including death
- Causing somebody else significant harm, including death
- significant harm, including death being caused to them
This section of the website is designed for both parents and professionals. There are a number of links to key documentation, Government policies, research articles and news pieces that help to explain and navigate the often complicated and difficult minefield that is child protection.
It will hopefully debunk some of the myths and misconceptions that surround this often delicate and sensitive area and provide real and practical advice on a whole range of subjects.