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 and processes which we use to manage cases where there are concerns about a child's safety and welfare. In this section you will find information about the different assessments and meetings undertaken to investigate concerns, and how to make a referral to social care.

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.