Child Protection

Child Protection Guidance

The DHSSPS has published Child Protection Guidance:

Area Child Protection Committees

Amendments to Regional Area Child Protection Committies' Policies and Procedures were issued on 11 November 2008:

Child Protection Circulars

The following Circulars have been issued by Child Care Policy Directorate:

Child Protection Standards

The Child Protection Standards are applicable to all public bodies, organisations, professionals and persons who provide statutory services to children.  They also establish a framework of best practice in child protection for voluntary, community and independent sector organisations and practitioners (including counsellors and therapists working in a private capacity) who work with or have significant contact with children and young people.  They should also help families and members of the public understand how services work to protect children and the important contribution they themselves can make to the safeguarding of children and young people:
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