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Safeguarding principles

Effective practice, in line with legislation and guidance, is most likely to take place if there is consistency between the principles underpinning legislation, guidance and those promoted in the procedures.

Two key principles underpin safeguarding practice:

1: Safeguarding and protecting is everybody’s responsibility

Effective safeguarding requires:

More specifically, every person in contact with or working with children at risk of harm, abuse and neglect, their carers, and their families; or with adults who may pose a safeguarding risk; or are responsible for arranging services for children and/or adults, should:

2: A child-centred approach

It is important that practitioners, in line with Part 2 6. (2) of the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act 2014 recognise:

Pointers for Practice: Taking a Child-Centred Approach