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Safeguarding children

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whose responsibility is safeguarding?

“Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility”
“Each and every one of us in Wales has a responsibility for keeping people safe from harm and neglect.”
Huw Irranca-Davies Minister for Children and Social Care Wales
“Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility”. From Gov.Wales website.  Retrieved 12th May 2022

Mr. Irranca-Davies went further than just referring to everyone in an individual organisation which might deal with children (such as social care) but included everyone and the same can be said locally where responsibility lies with all of us.

Reporting concerns

How to discuss or make referrals yourself to the appropriate authorities is explained in the questions below:


From Buckinghamshire Council
Concerns about a child Concerns about a child | Care Advice Buckinghamshire

From the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
Report a concern public advice Report a Concern – Public advice – Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership


You can share or discuss any concern through ACT Early

From ACT Early
The advice line is designed for members of the public to use, especially friends and family, or those who work with vulnerable or young people in volunteering roles.

From Gov UK
“Find out how the Prevent programme supports people who are at risk of becoming involved with terrorism through radicalisation.”
Get help for radicalisation concerns Get help for radicalisation concerns – GOV.UK


From the NSPCC
“If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, you can speak to us about your concerns. Whether you want to report child abuse and neglect or aren’t sure what to do, we’re here to listen, offer advice and support and can take the next steps if a child is in danger.” How to Report Child Abuse Without Any Worries | NSPCC

From Stop it now
The Stop It Now! UK and Ireland helpline: Anyone with a concern about child sexual abuse and its prevention can anonymously call the Stop It Now! helpline. We encourage you to trust your gut and call, whatever your worry or level of concern. Contact the Stop It Now! child sexual abuse helpline – Stop It Now



From Patient info
Patient info have an overview about safeguarding and information on the process of reporting concerns including with the Police, Local authority social services and NSPCC.
Safeguarding Children: Abuse and Safeguarding Policy Safeguarding Children (Abuse and Safeguarding Policy) | Patient

From the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
Information on Children’s Safeguarding in Buckinghamshire Home – Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

From Buckinghamshire Council
Child protection and safeguarding Child protection and safeguarding | Buckinghamshire Council

From the NSPCC
What is child abuse? What is Child Abuse & How to Keep Your Child Protected | NSPCC

From the NHS

Child maltreatment- recognition and management Child maltreatment – recognition and management | Health topics A to Z | CKS | NICE

From NHS England
What is safeguarding and why is it important to us? NHS England » About NHS England Safeguarding

From Royal College of General Practitioners
Intended for GP practices but some useful information and links

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