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Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

Useful Links

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Working Together to Safeguard Children

Keeping Children Safe in Education

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub - 01403 229 900

Out of Hours Contact - 0330 222 6664

Local Designated Officer - 0330 2222 6450

The Childrens Commissioner - 0800 528 0731 Email: help.team@childrenscommissioner.gsi.gov.uk

Angie Choat - 07795 835905 (Independent of Muntham House School)

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