As described in Working Together to Safeguard People Vol 5: Handling Individual Cases to Protect Children at Risk, there are different ways in which to protect children at risk of harm, abuse and neglect. These are:
prevention or early help to address any emerging concerns;
identification of concerns;
immediate protection to keep the individual at risk of harm safe;
care and support to address unmet needs if the child is not found to be at risk or experiencing significant harm;
care and support protection to address needs including keeping the individual safe if the child is experiencing and/or likely to experience ongoing significant harm.