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Safeguarding Children - Working Together Under the Children Act 2004

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This document sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It is addressed to Chief Officers, senior and operational managers as well as practitioners and front-line managers who have particular responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, in:

  • Organisations that are responsible for commissioning or providing services to children, young people, and adults who are parents/carers, and
  • Organisations that have a particular responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

The Welsh Assembly Government has adopted Seven Core Aims through which it will work to ensure that all children and young people:

  • have a flying start in life;
  • have a comprehensive range of education and learning opportunities;
  • enjoy the best possible health and are free from abuse, victimisation and exploitation;
  • have access to play, leisure, sporting and cultural activities;
  • are listened to, treated with respect, and have their race and cultural identity recognised;
  • have a safe home and a community which supports physical and emotional wellbeing; and
  • are not disadvantaged by poverty.