Bolton Safeguarding Children

Keeping Children Safe in Bolton

Concerned about a child?

If you are worried that a child may be being abused or neglected then please take action.



Updated Safeguarding Children Guidance Issued

You may be aware that there has been a considerable amount of activity from the Government ahead of the election which will impact upon Safeguarding Children processes. In addition to the publication of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015, there are a number of key documents that have been published. Links to key documents are outlined below:-

  • Working Together 2015

Working Together 2015 has now been published and can be viewed at

Working Together 2015

  • What to do if You’re Worried a Child is Being Abused: Advice for Practitioners

This guide provides the national requirements for how to identify and respond to possible child abuse and neglect. This should be read in conjunction with Section B of Bolton’s Framework for Action

Worried that a Child is Being Abused

  • Information Sharing Guide

Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers

Information Sharing Guidance

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education

  • Permanence, long term foster placements and ceasing to look after a child

Statutory guidance for local authorities                                

Permanence Guidance

  • Promoting the health and well-being of looked-after children

Statutory guidance for local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and NHS England

Promoting Health and Well-being of Looked After Children