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 Sara Botham

Neighbourhoods and Safeguarding

01283 508038

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