Child Protection

Child protection

Child protection is a high priority for the Schools and Colleges and plays a part in everything we do. It is an emotive and potentially contentious subject, but one that is everybody’s business.


Difference between safeguarding and child protection

Safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of children, is a broader term than child protection. It encompasses protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development, and ensures children grow up in safe circumstances.

Child protection is part of this definition and refers to activities undertaken to prevent children suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.


Policy paper

Safeguarding children and young people