What is safeguarding?
If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact Kate Cumberpatch, the Designated Safeguarding Lead on 01623 461010 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or you can contact the MASH Team on 0300 500 80 80 (during working hours) or 0300 456 4546 (outside working hours) or call 999.
It might be difficult to accept, but every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity.
Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
- protecting children from maltreatment
- preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
- taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome
"The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.”