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Training and resources for professionals

Policies and procedures

Everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding children and young people.

General safeguarding policies and guidance can be found on these pages.

Many of the topic pages on this site also have specific guidance for professionals, just look out for the ‘information for professionals’ button on the right hand side of the page.

You can also visit South West Child Protection Procedures (SWCPP) for more information and advice.

The Devon Children and Families Partnership Case Resolution Protocol should be followed by professionals when they have safeguarding concerns which they feel are not being adequately addressed.

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility

If you work with children, young people and their families or carers you have a  responsibility to safeguard. These Golden Rules will make everyone SAFER.

If you are concerned that a child is being abused please call

0345 155 1071

or email mashsecure@devon.gov.uk.

Professionals should complete the MASH contact form.

If it’s an emergency call 999


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