Helping and protecting children, young people through a coordinated approach is everyone’s responsibility. The arrangements ensure that organisations and agencies across Trafford are engaged to promote collaborative working across the whole family. The ambition of the TSSP is that everyone is able to recognise, respond and fulfil their responsibilities to children, young people and families in order to ensure a targeted needs led approach to services in the place based locality. 

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) is statutory guidance for inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

The Department of Education's advice to help practitioners identify the signs of child abuse and neglect and understand what action to take is provided in the 2015 guidance 'What to do if you are worried a child is being abused'.   

The National Institute for Care and Excellence (NICE) also provides guidance in how to recognise abuse and neglect. They have an interactive flowchart and guidelines which cover recognising and responding to abuse and neglect in children and young people aged under 18. It covers physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect.

The NSPCC produce a Safeguarding and Child Protection newsletter which will be of use to professionals - you can subscribe here.

The University of Bedfordshire and the Contextual Safeguarding Network have produced a paper discussing a Legal Framework for Implementing Contextual Safeguarding.

An important aspect of a professional's work is professional curiosity which is discussed on our dedicated page. We also have a briefing on considering the needs of the adult when a child is lawfully removed.