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An overview of safeguarding and protecting children across the UK

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChild Protection Reform across the UK
EditorsAnne Stafford, Sharon Vincent, Nigel Parton
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherDunedin Academic Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-1903765975
Publication statusPublished - 2010


This chapter is part of a book that compares and contrasts developments in relation to safeguarding and child protection policy in the UK. This opening chapter provides a brief overview of the different approaches to safeguarding and protecting children across the UK, concentrating in particular on the recent period of reform. It compares and contrasts policies, legislation and procedures in different parts of the UK and identifies common themes as well as differences. It focuses on systems in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, but acknowledges that approaches to safeguarding may vary in other parts of the UK, such as the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

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