The Department for Education (DfE) published a new edition of its statutory guidance Working together to safeguard children in December 2023.1
This 2023 edition replaces Working together to safeguard children 2018, which underwent a limited factual update in 2020.
The guidance outlines what organisations and agencies must and should do to help, protect and promote the welfare of all children and young people under the age of 18 in England.
This briefing outlines the main changes in the 2023 edition, including updates around:
ReferencesDepartment for Education (DfE) (2023) Working together to safeguard children: a guide to multi-agency working to help, protect and promote the welfare of children. [Accessed 15/12/2023]
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