Working together to safeguard children 2018 is statutory guidance to promote the welfare of children. It should be used by anyone who works with children in any capacity.
It is important that a child-centred approach helps guide the behaviour of practitioners when establishing a safeguarding system. This means the focus is on the child and ensures the relevance of decisions when providing targeted services specific to the needs of each child.
Coordinating these services to create a system that promotes the welfare of children rests on three local safeguarding partners:
- the local authority
- a clinical commissioning group
- the local police
The North Somerset Safeguarding Partnership (NSSCP) unites these partners as one of 12 partnerships in the Southwest. We act as a gateway to a network of services, strategies, policies, and information.