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From March 2015 the Government's statutory guidance covers:

• the legislative requirements and expectations on individual services to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and

• a clear framework for Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) to monitor the effectiveness of local services.

This document replaces Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013) and applies to England and Wales. 

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 April 2015