Safeguarding Children: A Practical Guide for Overview and Scrutiny Councillors

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Su Turner.

The welfare of all children and young people in the local community must be a top priority for any local authority. Safeguarding ensures that children are kept as safe as possible by identifying their needs, views and any risks they face.  Services, information and support can then be provided as required. Where children are likely to suffer harm, local authorities have clear duties to intervene through child protection processes.

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About the Author: Su Turner

As Director for Children and Young People, Su leads CfPS’ projects and policy development relating to children’s safeguarding, school improvement and public involvement.Su has a wealth of experience in supporting councillors and officers in local children’s system to effectively deliver their scrutiny and governance roles.