Concerns about a child
2. Information for professionals
Everyone who comes into contact with children and families in their everyday work has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Find out more by visiting the Department of Health website. You are likely to be involved in three main ways:
- You may have concerns about a child, and refer those concerns to social services or the police
- You may be approached by social services and asked to provide information about a child or family. Or you may be asked to be involved in an assessment or to attend a child protection conference
- You may be asked to carry out a specific type of assessment. Or you may be asked to provide help or a specific service to the child or a member of their family as part of an agreed plan and contribute to the reviewing of the child’s progress