Our safeguarding pledge

Our Safeguarding Pledge

To demonstrate our commitment to safeguarding children we pledge to:

 

  • ensure that children are visible, their voices heard and their needs, views and wishes addressed
  • recognise that some children may be more vulnerable to harm due to their age, specific needs or home circumstances
  • work in partnership with other agencies, always acting in the best interests of children
  • act without delay to protect children from harm and abuse
  • provide early help before children’s needs escalate further
  • apply the local ‘levels of need guidance’ to assess and re-evaluate children’s needs
  • share information promptly to support a collective and holistic assessment of children’s needs
  • strengthen relationships with families, supporting them to build resilience by adopting a solution focused approach
  • attend all multi-agency meetings to ensure collective responsibility for achieving positive outcomes for children in a timely way
  • ensure agencies challenge each other so that actions are taken promptly, avoiding professional drift
  • follow local multi-agency procedures to escalate concerns until there is an appropriate resolution
  • participate in regular and effective supervision with my peers so that there is strong oversight of decisions made and actions taken
  • meet all mandatory training requirements, regularly updating my professional knowledge whilst applying any learning to my practice and cascading to others