Making Kent a county that works for all children

Useful Information for Keeping Children Safe

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

  • 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
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

Useful Websites and Recommended Reading: