What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding covers a wide range of activities and actions taken by a number of different people and agencies.
By ‘Safeguarding’ we mean:
Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
Preventing harm to children’s mental and physical health or development
Ensuring children are provided with safe and effective care
Taking action to enable all children to have the best possible outcomes
Safeguarding is about keeping children safe at all times. Child protection is part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to activity undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.