Working together to safeguard children 2018

The Government has issued Working Together (2018) There are two major changes to be aware of :

  • new ‘local safeguarding partners’ will replace existing LSCBs. The statutory guidance explains their duties and how they will work together and in collaboration with others to improve safeguarding practice locally;
  • a national learning system will replace the current serious case review process. Chapter 4 of the statutory guidance also sets out the new arrangements, introduced by the Children and Social Work Act 2017.


More information has also been added about contextual safeguarding. The guidance is accompanied by explanatory letters from Ministers and advice for local authorities about transitional arrangements.


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