This means that the family, community and professional networks they usually rely on may be unavailable or hard to access. However, safeguarding is everyone’s business.
The Home Office, in collaboration with a number of other government departments including DCMS, produced information and guidance for those who are operating in communities and may not be trained to recognise the signs of abuse or neglect. The guidance covers signs to spot and what to do if there is a concern.
The guidance can be downloaded here and contains print and online versions of the guidance and is available in English and Welsh. There is also a poster focusing on child abuse, designed by The Children’s Society, which they encourage organisations to display in staff rooms etc. Please share these materials with your networks.