Working together to safeguard children: CASPAR briefing

Last updated: 04 Sep 2018 Topics: Safeguarding and child protection

In July 2018, the Department for Education published a new edition of the statutory guidance Working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (Department for Education, 2018).

The guidance sets out what organisations in England must to do safeguard all children and young people under the age of 18.

Our briefing outlines the main changes in the new 2018 version. Key areas covered include:

  • assessing need and providing help
  • organisational responsibilities
  • multi-agency safeguarding arrangements
  • local and national safeguarding practice reviews
  • child death reviews.

Read more about the child protection system in England

Read more about safeguarding practice reviews

References

Department for Education (DfE) (2018) Working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (PDF). [London]: Department for Education (DfE).