Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play in Safeguarding.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:
• Protecting children from maltreatment;
• Preventing impairment of children's health or development;
• Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
• Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.