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Working Together to Safeguard Children


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Last week, the Department for Education (DfE) published a long-awaited update to Working Together to Safeguard Children (July 2018) (WTSC), which comes into force immediately, replacing Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015).

This guidance sets out additional safeguarding responsibilities for organisations working with children and introduces a new model for inter-agency working, which will see the disappearance of Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards (LSCBs) and the introduction of three local ‘Safeguarding Partners’.

Meanwhile, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published new guidance for tackling prejudice-based bullying. Although the guidance is aimed at schools, its principles are applicable to all organisations working with children.

This article highlights the key changes to WTSC and the main features of the EHRC Guidance. It also sets out some of the steps that organisations can take in response to these developments.

Click here to read the full article.

If you require further information on anything covered in this briefing please contact Jane Foster, or your usual contact at the firm on 020 3375 7000.

This publication is a general summary of the law. It should not replace legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

© Farrer & Co LLP, July 2018

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