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Safeguarding children - new arrangements

Significant changes to local multi-agency arrangements have recently been established through the Children and Social Work Act 2017. The Act creates new duties for police, health and the local authority to make arrangements locally to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in their area. Following the passage of the Act in April 2017, the Government has worked to revise the statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015), and draft the regulations required to commence the legislation. The public consultation on these draft documents ran from 25 October 2017 to 31 December 2017. During this period, the Government also held a series of nine regional consultation events across England.

The document summarises the results of the consultation, and sets out the Government’s response. Click on the link to view the document

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