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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 2018;



Child Criminal Exploitation

Child Death Review Partners

Child Protection

Child Sexual Exploitation

County Lines

Education, Health and Care Plan

Emotional Abuse


Local Authority Designated Officer


Parent Carer

Physical Abuse

Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children

Safeguarding Partners

Sexual Abuse

Young Carer

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