Cover page of our consultation response

The government want to revise the Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance to change the way local councils handle allegations against adults. We are concerned that the changes could lead to social workers spending less time on their core role of keeping children safe.

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Euan Holloway
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Revised Safeguarding Statutory Guidance

We welcome the government's decision to consult on the changes to this important guidance. However, we do have concerns that the consultation does not indirectly address key issues such as the abolition of mandatory timescales for assessment, the removal of the requirements for an initial assessment, and the lack of guidance on care planning.

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