Our policies and procedures

For children to be kept safe from harm, it is essential that the local workforce of practitioners and managers, including volunteers and workers in faith settings, are well informed and understand the agreed local child protection procedures. 

Southwest Child Protection Procedures

Devon is part of a regional group of local authorities that has developed the South West Child Protection Procedures (SWCPP), in conjunction with Tri.x.

Devon Safeguarding Children Partnership and its member agencies are signatories to the SWCPP as our local procedures.

The SWCPP aim to support safeguarding practice and provide a consistent approach to safeguarding children and young people and are based on current legislation and the latest edition Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Please be aware that where we have a specific local policy, as set out below, this guidance supersedes that which is set out in the Southwest Child Protection Procedures.

Local policies, procedures and guidance

Please note that we are currently updating our local policies and procedures. Links will be added below once these are ready.