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Information sharing advice for professionals

All professionals who work with children and young people, parents and carers should know how and when to share information. This includes sharing data about adults if it is about safeguarding a child. All information sharing must meet the Data Protection Act 1998. Caldicott principles…

Keeping children safe

Patterns of family life vary and there is no single, perfect way to bring up children. Good parenting involves caring for children’s basic needs which includes: keeping them safe showing them warmth and love providing the stimulation needed for their development and to help them…

Keeping safe as a child/young person

As a young person, you have the right to be safe at all times, in all environments, whether that’s at home, school, on the street, or online. You have the right to grow up safe and free from the threat of being hurt – physically…

Looked after children

Looked after children are children who are cared for by their local council. By law, we must look after children who cannot live with their families. This can be for a number of reasons. However, this is generally due to a voluntary agreement by the…

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

The Waltham Forest MARAC is a monthly risk management meeting where professionals share information on high risk cases of domestic violence and abuse and put in place a risk management plan. The MARAC aims to: Share information to increase the safety, health and well-being of…

Parenting support

Although being a parent can be very rewarding, there may be times when you need some extra support. Support is available to parents and carers in Waltham Forest through local parenting programmes and services. View all parenting courses and support services

Professional learning and improvement

Professionals working in child protection should always be learning and making improvements. Good practice and lessons learned should be shared with colleagues, locally and nationally.

Resources to improve practice

In Waltham Forest we have built a culture of continuous learning and development. This work is led by the Learning & Improving Practice Forum that ensures learning from reviews and audits is shared across the multi-agency partnership. The aim of the forum is to provide…

Safeguarding for organisations

We have many voluntary agencies and faith groups that provide facilities for parents and children. Our safeguarding board encourages these groups to provide services in a safe and vigilant manner. Harm can come to children in different ways. These organisations must identify areas of risk…

Sexual Violence

What is sexual violence? Sexual violence is any sexual contact that is unwanted or against someone’s will. It includes all forms of sexual acts including rape, sexual assault, sexual touching, sexual harassment, sexting or threats of sexual violence. Sexual violence means any touching that you…
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