WORKING TOGETHER TO SAFEGUARD CHILDREN
This guidance is for:
local authority chief executives
directors of children’s services
teachers and education staff
health service professionals
voluntary and community sector workers in contact with children and families
It applies to:
A version of the guidance for young people and a separate version suitable for younger children are also available for practitioners to share.
Statutory guidance is issued by law - you must follow it unless there’s a good reason not to.
Working together to safeguard children 2018
The updated 2018 version, which makes factual changes, replaces the 2015 version, which has been removed from this webpage.
The Working Together transitional guidance, which has also been removed, was available to support Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs), safeguarding partners, and the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel in the transition from LSCBs and serious case reviews (SCRs) to a new system of multi-agency arrangements and local and national child safeguarding practice reviews. This transition took place between 29 June 2018 and 29 September 2019.
The updated statutory framework sets out the legislation relevant to safeguarding and it should be read alongside the statutory guidance.
For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2