Safeguarding & Child protection.
Safeguarding children is the process of protecting children . Legislation and government guidance define Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children as,
Protecting children from maltreatment Preventing impairment of children's health or development Ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. Safeguarding works by involving the whole community in its bid to keeping children safe and promoting their well-being.
Child protection is a central part of safeguarding. It is the process of protecting individual children, identified as either suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility, while protection is a statutory responsibility.
Why safeguarding is important to children
Safeguarding is essential, as no child or younger person deserves to be abused in either the physical, sexual or emotional sense, children also deserve to live a life without the fear of such harm or abuse occurring.
We as a society have a duty of care to guard every child, as if we protect children from such harm they are more likely to grow up into confident and engaging members of society.
Sadly it is not possible to protect every child from harm or to be certain that things will never go wrong, however Authorities can work in partnership with all local agencies and do their utmost to ensure the way they work is designed to improve those outcomes, through excellent services, and effective front line practices, by