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Working Together To Safeguard Children 2023

Working Together To Safeguard Children is statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and Children Act 2004.

The guidance covers the legislative requirements and expectations on individual services to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and provides a clear framework for Safeguarding Children Partnerships to monitor the effectiveness of local services.

The guidance aims to help professionals understand what they need to do, and what they can expect of one another, to safeguard children. It focuses on core legal requirements, making it clear what individuals and organisations should do to keep children safe. In doing so, it seeks to emphasise what makes an effective safeguarding system.

The guidance was most recently updated in July 2018.

All professionals working in West Sussex should refer to the Sussex Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures for recognising, reporting and investigating child abuse and neglect.

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