Terminology in this area is complex, and changes as services are reshaped. This glossary sets out what is meant in the document by some key terms.

The definitions below are extracted from Working Together 2015;



Child Protection

Child Sexual Exploitation

Education, Health and Care Plan

Emotional Abuse


Parent Carer

Physical Abuse

Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children

Sexual Abuse

Young Carer

For more keyword defintions please see our stand-alone Keywords and Contacts Resource website
, which is regularly updated to reflect changing legislation: