Safeguarding is an umbrella term and covers many more aspects than just child protection.

Child Protection is protecting children from identified risks – originally focused on abuse at home now a wider concept to include bullying, abuse through new technologies etc

Safeguarding extends child protection to include preventing harm and promoting the well being of children.

Safeguarding is:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment.
  • Preventing impairment of a child’s health or development.
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provisions of safe and effective care.
  • Create opportunities to enable children to have optimum life chances in adulthood.

Please find below the link to our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.

Please also find below links to leaflets provided to us from the Council on safeguarding issues: