A Government Consultation on changes to Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010 closed on 4th September 2012. Three new documents are expected to be released soon: Working Together to Safeguard Children 2012. This is likely to be considerable shorter than the 2010 version is expected to state the legislative requirements, explain what the expectations are of all…

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Following the death of a 23-month old baby boy from a drugs overdose, a serious case review by Bristol’s safeguarding children board has taken place. The review found that there had been a breakdown of co-operation between the boy’s parents and many of the professional agencies working with them. These agencies included drug agencies, midwives,…

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Following a damning report from Ofsted, Kingston Borough Council has been forced to hand over its safeguarding children responsibilities to Richmond Council – the first London borough to have to do so. The hand-over includes the responsbility for children in case, social services, adoption and keeping children safe in local schools. The report found the…

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We are pleased to annouce the release of our combined child protection/adult safeguarding training courses.  There are quite a few areas where staff need to receive both child protection and vulnerable adult safeguarding training, for example dentists, hospital staff etc.  Traditionally this has required taking two separate courses, with the added costs of both time and money.…

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If you’re having problems finding your Local Safeguarding Children Board website (or Child Protection Committee website in Scotland), we have a full list available on our website at: www.childprotectioncompany.com/CPC/local-children-safeguarding-boards These websites provide a wealth of child protection information, including who to contact if you’re worried about a child.  

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