Information for Professionals

All professionals in contact with children and their families must be aware of child abuse and neglect and of the need to maintain vigilance at all times.

The Child Protection Procedures are to be used when there is concern that a child is at risk of significant harm.  Other needs may be met through multi-agency assessment, planning and delivery of service outside of the child protection procedures. 

The procedures must be followed to ensure prompt and effective help to children and their families.  These can be accessed by going to:  

You may also be interested in the following websites:

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard children. This can be accessed by going to:


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