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An effective safeguarding system

If the practice principles described in the previous section, Safeguarding Principles are to be applied effectively at the front-line, then practitioners need to have the necessary knowledge and skills and be supported by Managers and Regional Safeguarding Boards. These managers should provide a working environment that is conducive to the application of the safeguarding principles to practice. In other words, they need to create an environment that leads to an effective safeguarding system. Moreover, staff should have the knowledge and skills to apply, both the Safeguarding Principles and those underpinning an effective safeguarding system, to practice.

The Guidance Handling Individual Cases describes the principles that lead to an effective safeguarding system for children.

The Principles are listed below: