Definition of safeguarding

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understanding safeguarding terminology

Understanding the different terms and how they are used by St Brelade’s College

Everyone who works with children has a responsibility to keep them safe. No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances and, if children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action (Department for Education’s guidance document ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’).

The development of appropriate procedures and the monitoring of good practice are the responsibilities of the Jersey Safeguarding Partnership Board and Children and Families Hub. The Children and Families Hub provides information, advice and support for families and young people. Their aim is to give the right help at the right time, either by connecting to services which can be helpful or responding to any safeguarding concerns. Jersey’s Children First is a standard framework adopted across agencies, services and settings in the public, community and voluntary sectors in Jersey and is designed for all those working with children and young people. Staff and hosts will be made aware of the early intervention framework in order for appropriate support to be offered to children when needed at the right time.

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