Within this section practitioners will find procedures explaining what they must do if they have concerns about a child at risk of harm, abuse and/or neglect including:
where practitioners should be reporting concerns about abuse and neglect including contact outside of office hours.
Specific situations a practitioner may encounter in relation to children and ways in which to respond are detailed in:
information on recognising a child at risk of harm including:
ways of seeking agency advice and
contacting social services for support/guidance
outcomes of agency and social services initial discussions
Practitioners completing a duty to report have responsibilities in terms of: