Safeguarding and Child Protection

Safeguarding children is our main priority.

Everyone has the responsibility to keep children safe.  Anyone can report a concern about a child's safety or welfare.

Safeguarding is an umbrella term and covers many more aspects than just child protection

Child Protection is protecting children from identified risks – originally focused on abuse at home now a wider concept to include bullying, abuse through new technologies etc

Safeguarding extends child protection to include preventing harm and promoting the well being of children.

Safeguarding is:

Protecting children from maltreatment
Preventing impairment of a child’s health or development
Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provisions of safe and effective care
Create opportunities to enable children to have optimum life chances in adulthood.
 (2004 Children’s Act)


Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 can be found here.  Everyone working or volunteering in school needs to have read at least Part 1 of this document.

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

The Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) has been established to make the county an even safer place for children and can be found at: Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

About the LSCP

The Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children's Partnership (LSCP) is a statutory multi-agency partnership board.

Our vision is that children and young people are safeguarded, supported and their lives are improved. We can achieve this by all agencies working together.

Find out more about what we do:

Our work is delivered through a governance structure that includes:

  • Assurance executive
  • Strategic management group
  • Operational delivery group
  • LSCP sub groups