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From July 2018 the Government's statutory guidance covers:

• the legislative requirements placed on individual services; and

• a framework for the three local safeguarding partners (the local authority; a clinical commissioning group for an area, any part which falls within the local authority; and the chief officer of police for a police area, any part of which falls within the local authority area, to make arrangements to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of local children including identifying and responding to their needs; and

• the framework for two child death review partners (the local authority and any clinical commissioning group for an area, any part which falls within the local authority) to make arrangements to review all deaths of children normally resident in the local area, and if they consider it appropriate, for those not normally in the area. 
 
This document replaces Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) and applies to England. The transitional guidance helps to explain how to move to the new arrangements. Its purpose is to support the transition from Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) to a new system of multi-agency arrangements and local and national child safeguarding practice reviews. Thr transitional guidan should be read alongside Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. 
 

A number of other resources are available from the Disclosure and Barring Service which covers England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There are some service structure differences in Northern Ireland.  

Disclosure Scotland provides information on the current procedure for the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme in Scotland. 

Page last updated January 2019