Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play. They will be able to advise you on what to do next. We want a system that responds to the needs and interests of children and families and not the other way around. Discussed in this report are assessing need and providing help, organisational responsibilities, local safeguarding children, learning and improvement framework and child death reviews. This guidance sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and how practitioners should conduct the assessment of children.
This guidance replaces Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010 ; The Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families 2000 ; and statutory guidance on making arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children under section 11 of the Children Act 2004 2007. Links to relevant supplementary guidance that practitioners should consider alongside this guidance can be found at Appendix B. Background The new 2018 guidance follows a government consultation, launched in October 2017, which set out the changes needed to support the new system of multi-agency safeguarding arrangements established by the Children and Social Work Act 2017. This document replaces Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015. Practitioners and agencies will have different responsibilities under different areas of the guidance and should consult the preface for a fuller explanation of their statutory duties. This includes duties in relation to children in need and children suffering those likely to suffer significant harm. Links to relevant supplementary guidance that practitioners should consider alongside this guidance can be found at Appendix B.
The Children Acts of 1989 and 2004 set out specific duties: section 17 of the Children Act 1989 puts a duty on the local authority to provide services to children in need in their area, regardless of where they are found; section 47 of the same Act requires local authorities to undertake enquiries if they believe a child has suffered or is likely to suffer significant harm. The Children Act 2004, as amended by the Children and Social Work Act 2017, strengthens this already important relationship by placing new duties on key agencies in a local area. The definition of safe guarding is said to be protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children's health or development, ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. This publication contains guidance on the shared responsibilities and effective joint working practices between agencies and practitioners involved in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including statutory and non-statutory guidance. Please note that this publication has been updated and is available to.
Specifically the police, clinical commissioning groups and the local authority are under a duty to make arrangements to work together, and with other partners locally, to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in their area. Download the full guidance Department for Education DfE 2018. In such a system, practitioners will be clear about what is required of them individually, and how they need to work together in partnership with others. Following the guidance on interagency working the Government issued a response to the recently consultation to the proposed changes to the Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013 Working Together statutory guidance. The publication includes statutory guidance relating to: roles and responsibilities, Local Safeguarding Children Boards, training and development for inter-agency work, managing individual cases, supplementary guidance, child death review processes and serious case reviews; as well as and non-statutory practice guidance relating to: lessons from research and inspection, implementing key principles, the welfare of vulnerable children, and managing individuals who pose a risk of harm to children. The guidance will come into effect from 15 April 2013. Department for Education DfE has published updated statutory guidance for England The new guidance sets out what organisations and agencies who work with children must and should do to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and young people under the age of 18 in England.
Links to relevant supplementary guidance that professionals should consider alongside this guidance can be found at Appendix C of this guidance. It is a significant update to the previous version of the guidance published in 2015. . Children who need help and protection deserve high quality and effective support as soon as a need is identified. Under section 10 of the same Act, the local authority is under a duty to make arrangements to promote co-operation between itself and organisations and agencies to improve the wellbeing of local children see chapter 1. This letter should be read in conjunction with Chapter 8.
Part 1 of the document is issued as statutory guidance. These duties placed on the local authority can only be discharged with the full co-operation of other partners, many of whom have individual duties when carrying out their functions under section 11 of the Children Act 2004 see chapter 2. Attention is also paid to the national definition of human trafficking and its implementation, in particular whether it offers equal protection without discrimination to all potential victims, including sex workers and victims of trafficking and exploitation for purposes other than prostitution. Despite increasing awareness that trafficking and the exploitation of human beings through forced labour or in slavery-like conditions constitute severe human rights violations, states tend to focus on the prosecution and punishment of the perpetrators, while the protection of the rights of trafficked persons lags behind. Working Together is addressed to practitioners and front line managers who have particular responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to senior and operational managers. Whilst it is parents and carers who have primary care for their children, local authorities, working with partner organisations and agencies, have specific duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in their area.
Working Together sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004. Part 2 of the document is issued as non-statutory practice guidance. A copy of the guidance can be found If you are concerned about a child To report your concern please contact the Front Door on 0345 2000 109 If you are unsure whether to make a referral you can contact the Front Door and speak to someone to discuss the situation. This co-operation should exist and be effective at all levels of an organisation, from strategic level through to operational delivery. Working Together to Safeguard Children — July 2018 is a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. If a referral needs to be made, they will advise you of this. This resource gives guidance to Local Authorities on the overarching responsibility they have for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people in their area.
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