On 21st June, the Government published for consultation a proposed update to the statutory guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children. The consultation runs until 6th September 2023.

The draft guidance includes substantial updates intended to strengthen multi-agency working across the whole system of help, support and protection for children and their families.

The involvement of all partner agencies and stakeholders who help to support and protect children is strongly encouraged.

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023 – draft for consultation in particular note paragraphs 67 and 658, and 316-323 which relate to vol orgs and sports clubs.

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023 – consultation guidance document

Your organisation can respond to the consultation at here.

There is also one online engagement event with spaces still available on 2nd August from 11:00 – 12:30. Click here to register to attend.

Your attendance will help to develop collaborative, multi-agency guidance that reflects the whole system and speaks to all stakeholders, no matter their professional background or sector.

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