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Developing child protection policies and safe working practices

A child protection policy is a guide for organisations and their staff to know how to keep children in their care safe.

It provides a structure of responsibility and identifies the action that staff should take if they have concerns. It is a source of information that staff can refer to and be reassured by - protecting both children and staff.

A child protection policy also demonstrates an organisation's commitment to children and ensures public confidence in it's safe practices.

The Vulnerable Children Act 2014 states that all government-funded or contracted organisations must have a child protection policy.


 

Creating a safe organisation: Developing child protection policies and safe working practices

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Section One: Developing effective policies, procedures and practices

 

Section Two: Child Protection Policy

 

Section Three: Safe Working Practices

 

Section Four: Additional Resources


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