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Training and resources for professionals

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 is the government’s statutory guidance for all organisations and agencies who work with, or carry out work related to, children in the United Kingdom. The guidance aims to set the goalposts for inter-agency working and for promoting the welfare of children from all backgrounds, in all settings.

Read more about the guidance.

Definitions of abuse

Definitions of the different types of child abuse and related terminology are included in Working Together to Safeguard Children. Key definitions are highlighted in this glossary.

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

0345 155 1071

or email

Professionals should complete the MASH contact form.

If it’s an emergency call 999