Principles of organisation and management




Safeguarding is action that is taken to promote the welfare of children, and protect them from harm. The concept is enshrined in statute based on the principle that the health, safety and welfare of the child are paramount. The definition provided in the most recent statutory guidance suggests that this should be achieved by:
protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development, ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Department for Education (DfE) (2016) ‘Keeping children safe in…

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