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What exactly is expected of a ‘designated safeguarding lead’, legally and practically, asks Rachel Buckler

The Government has updated its safeguarding guidance for schools to include the introduction of GDPR and tackle concerns about female genital mutilation and child-on-child sexual violence.

Many of the problems in safeguarding cases – lack of professional curiosity, inadequate information sharing – would be solved with the development of a competent workforce, finds safeguarding expert Rachel Buckler

How does the EYFS best support children in need of protection, and what happens in practice? Rachel Buckler, trainer and consultant, reports

MPs and peers are calling for urgent action after a parliamentary inquiry finds that vulnerable children are missing out on early help and face a postcode lottery of support.

Many children in need are pre-school age, but early help is being cut. Rachel Buckler, trainer and consultant, reports

Understanding why child abuse happens, and the role of settings in protection. By Eunice Lumsden

Over two million children in England are growing up in families where there are serious risks, according to a new report from the Children’s Commissioner.

Tens of thousands of children at risk of abuse and neglect are being put at risk as cuts to council budgets mean chances to intervene are repeatedly missed, warns charity.

A new campaign to improve working conditions for social workers and raise children’s outcomes has been launched today.