Safeguarding Children and Young People

Statutory guidance: Working together to safeguard children

This statutory guidance sets out how:

  • organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
  • practitioners should conduct the assessment of children

Statutory guidance: Keeping children safe in education

This statutory guidance sets out what schools and colleges must do to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18.

The Safe Network – safe activities for everyone

The Safe Network provides safeguarding information related to activities outside the home – from after school art clubs to weekend reading groups.  It is jointly managed by the NSPCC and Children England. They are the National Safeguarding Unit for the Third Sector and created as a result of the Government’s Staying Safe action plan.

Help with writing child protection policies and procedures 

It’s important to have a clear set of guidelines to make sure your organisation deals with child protection concerns effectively. These steps from Safe Network will help you, as will your local Safeguarding Children Board (see below)

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. They aim to protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.

Safeguarding Children Boards

The Safeguarding Children Board brings together representatives from different agencies who work with children, so that everyone can work together to keep children safe from harm.

East Riding Safeguarding Children Board

Hull Safeguarding Children Board

North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children board