It is the duty of every organisation working with children or adults at risk to put in place safeguards to protect their clients.

Safeguarding is broader than ‘child protection’ as it also includes prevention.

Safeguarding has been defined as:

  • All agencies working with children, young people and their families taking all reasonable measures to ensure that the risks of harm to children’s welfare are minimised; and
  • Where there are concerns about children and young people’s welfare, all agencies taking appropriate actions to address those concerns, working to agreed local policies and procedures in full partnership with other local agencies.

East Staffordshire Borough Council is currently in the process of reviewing a new policy, East Staffordshire Safeguarding Policy, with regards to children, young people and adults at risk.

For further information, please contact Claire Bell

Partnerships and Open Spaces Officer

01283 508575

Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board is Staffordshire's own branding of the Local Safeguarding Board. The revised Inter-Agency Safeguarding Procedures 2007 are available to download from

Its not OK

Partners asked to help put a stop to Child Sexual Exploitation by joining new campaign
Partners supporting parents, children or young people in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire are being asked to help tackle child sexual exploitation by supporting a new campaign.

The ‘Know About CSE campaign, which starts on Monday 7th March and coincides with national CSE Awareness Day on Friday 18th March,  will help parents and young people understand  and recognise child sexual exploitation, and know how to report it.