The Local Safeguarding Children Board works to the definition of Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children which is:
(Reference: Working Together 2015)
Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility and effective safeguarding arrangements are underpinned by two key principles:
It is important to listen to what children say. Children want to be respected, they want their views to be heard, they want to have stable relationships with professionals built on trust and for consistent support to be provided for their individual needs.
Children have said they need: