Child protection and safeguarding is currently a massive agenda across every sector, from children’s social care and the police to education and early years settings.
It is a difficult and complex subject where ordinary people make decisions about children’s safety every day, therefore having an impact on the quality of children’s lives and sometimes even their survival.
Regularly in the press we hear about children being hurt, abused or even killed by their parents, parent’s partners, carers, step-parents or other loved ones. We have had a recent theme of step-parents or new secret partners killing children – Baby P in Haringey 2007, Daniel Pelka in Coventry 2012, and Ayesha Ali in Barking and Dagenham 2013.
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