Introduction

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This part of the website applies to you if you are a ‘professional’ working with or caring for children and young people in an employed or voluntary capacity. This includes people whose job brings them into contact with children infrequently or on an adhoc basis (for example ambulance drivers) or clergy. It also includes a wide variety of people in a caring capacity, such as foster carers, childminders or youth workers.

Warrington Safeguarding Children Board is responsible for co-ordinating local agencies in the ‘statutory’ and ‘non statutory’ sectors and has a collective responsibility for ensuring that all agencies working with children undertake their safeguarding duties and responsibilities.

This section is about sharing information in order to assist professionals in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We hope you will find the information useful.

The Government has issued helpful guidance for practitioners ‘What to do if you are worried a child is being abused’.

Attached in the links section of this page is the latest version of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015.