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Legislation and statutory guidance

Our practice is based on the following current legislation and statutory guidance.


Statutory Guidance

Working Together
Statutory guidance on multi-agency working to help, protect and promote the welfare of children

Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: county lines
Guidance for frontline professionals on dealing with county lines, part of the government’s approach to ending gang violence and exploitation.

Information sharing advice for safeguarding practitioners
Guidance on information sharing for people who provide safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers.

Keeping children safe in education
Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

Mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation: procedural information
Guidance relevant professionals and the police an understanding of the female genital mutilation (FGM) mandatory reporting duty.

Protecting children from radicalisation: the Prevent duty
Support for those working in education settings with safeguarding responsibilities.

Prevent duty guidance
Prevent duty guidance for specified authorities in England and Wales.


If you are worried about the safety or wellbeing of a child or young person in Devon,
please complete the request for support online form.


If you think that the child is at risk of significant harm,
contact our Front Door directly by calling 0345 155 1071.


In an emergency call 999.