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Useful Child Protection Reference Links

A Common Sense Approach - a review of the criminal records regime in England and Wales
Adult Safeguarding Scrutiny Guide 2010
British Society of Paediatric Dentistry: a policy document on dental neglect in children
Care Quality Commission
Care Standards Act 2000
Children (Scotland) Act 1995
Children Act 1989
Children Act 2004
Co-operating to safeguard children (Northern Ireland)
Data Protection Act 1998
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)
Dignity in Care
Disability Discrimination Act 1995
Disclosure & Barring Service
Education Act 2002
Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007
Framework for Assessment of Children in Need and their Families 2000
Framework for Standards, The Scottish Executive 2004
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Gambling Act 2005
Garda Vetting Unit Republic of Ireland
General Dental Council: Principles of Raising Concerns
General Dental Council: Standards for Dental Professionals
Government Standards of Quality and Safety
Guidance For Safer Working Practices For Adults Who Work With Children And Young People (DCFS 2009)
Guidance for Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults in General Dental Practice (Wales NHS 2011)
Guidance on managing staff employment in schools
Handling allegations of abuse made against adults who work with children and young people
Health & Social Care Act 2008
Health & Social Care Act 2008 Regulations 2010
Health Service Executive Republic Ireland
Human Rights Act 1998
Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006
In Safe Hands: Implementing Adult Protection Procedures in Wales, July 2000
Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) Service
Keeping children safe in education
Licensing Act 2003
Mental Capacity Act 2005
Mental Capacity Act: Code of Practice
Mental Health Act 2007
NICE Clinical Guideline 89 - When to suspect child maltreatment
National Care Standards Act 2000
No Secrets DOH 2000
Oftsted School Inspection Handbook
Protecting children: a shared responsibility: guidance on inter-agency co-operation (Scotland)
Protection of Children Act 1999
Recruiting safely - Safer recruitment guidance helping to keep children and young people safe 2009
Review of In Safe Hands, A review of the Welsh Assembly Government's Guidance on the Protection of Vulnerable adults in Wales 2010
Safe from harm
Safeguarding Adults Report on the consultation on the review of 'No Secrets' 2009
Safeguarding Adults: A National Framework of Standards for good practice and outcomes in adult protection work (ADSS 2005)
Safeguarding Children: working together under the Children Act 2004 (Wales)
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults; Regional Adult Protection Policy & Procedural Guidance
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
Safeguarding children in the reformed NHS
Safeguarding in schools - best practice
Sex Offenders Act, 2001 Republic of Ireland
Sexual Offences Act 2003
Statement of Government Policy on Adult Safeguarding (DH 2011)
Supplementary Information and Guidance: Disqualified from Working with Children List (Scotland) 2008
The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 Part 1: Guidance for Adult Protection Committees
The Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009
The Common Inspection Framework : education, skills and early years
The Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2010
The Prevent duty - Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers
The School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009
Use of reasonable force - Advice for head teachers, staff and governing bodies
What to do if You're Worried a Child is Being Abused
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015