A Shared Responsibility

"Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children – and in particular protecting them from significant harm – depends upon effective joint working between agencies and workers/practitioners that have different roles and expertise."

 This section describes the policies which we use to ensure children receive Early Help so that they reach their potential in all areas of their development and reduces the likelihood of a referral to Children's Social Care. It includes information on inter-agency thresholds that provides guidance around appropriate assessment, service provision and referral information in relation to level of need.

Please be aware that you may be directed to the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership website for some of these policies, as this is the agreed site where all the procedures for safeguarding in Greater Manchester are held.