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Co-operating to Safeguard Children and Young People in Northern Ireland

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Northern Ireland 25 March 2016 Policy document

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This policy replaces the ‘Co-operating to Safeguard Children’ guidance issued in 2003. It provides the overarching policy framework for safeguarding children and young people in the statutory, private, independent, community, voluntary and faith sectors. It outlines how communities, organisations and individuals must work both individually and in partnership to ensure children and young people are safeguarded as effectively as possible.

Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s business, however, this policy is of particular importance to, and must be adhered to by, those who provide services to children, young people and families. It applies to those who work with children and young people, whether in paid or voluntary capacities.


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