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Policies and Procedures

To keep children safe from harm, it is important that the workforce of practitioners and managers in Brighton & Hove, including volunteers and those who work in faith settings, are fully informed and understand the national and local child protection procedures. Children are best protected when there is a culture of well-coordinated multi-agency working and information sharing.

Workers and volunteers in all services need to know:

  • how to recognise signs of need or possible abuse, harm or neglect to children (up to 18 years)
  • what actions to take
  • how and where to seek advice
  • how to refer children in need and children in need of protection to the relevant protection services
  • what to say to children and their families
  • rules about sharing confidential information
  • what records to keep