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child Protection - the front line

28 September 2012

A recent report looking at child protection in primary schools sets out a clear message that although many schools are well versed in child protection, the rapid changes to the rules on child protection have led to uncertainty among professionals.

The report and the accompanying practical tips have come at a time when the government is looking at revising Working Together to Safeguard Children and its guidance to ensure clarity in the area; this can only be a positive step in furthering this work.

Schools play a vital role in keeping children safe and raising concerns and the report makes recommendations for schools to achieve best practice and vigilance in this area. As schools are the front line in child protection their early responses to concerns could mean that many cases will avoid high end intervention, such as social services, later. Child protection should be a priority and creating a culture where concerns are raised early will be a key in developing excellent safeguarding practice.

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