Welcome to this web enabled Working Together to Safeguard Children which can be accessed by using the Contents button.

The Department for Education published this version of Working Together to Safeguard Children on the 5th July 2018 which replaced the guidance issued in 2015. This guidance was further updated on the 21st February 2019 to reflect how local authorities should notify the Child Safeguarding Panel.

Keeping Children Safe in Education revised and published on the 2nd September 2019 should be read alongside Working Together to Safeguard Children.

From 29th June 2018 Local Authorities in England must notify the national Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel within 5 working days of becoming aware of a serious incident.

They should report incidents where the local authority knows or suspects that a child has been abused or neglected and:

  • The child dies (including suspected suicide) or is seriously harmed in the local authority’s area;
  • While normally resident in the local authority’s area, the child dies or is seriously harmed outside England.

Click here for more details of the reporting process.

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