What is Safeguarding?

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action taken to keep children safe from abuse and neglect.  It is important that people work together to make sure an individual is safe.

Click here to read more about types of abuse and possible signs.

Safeguarding - the view of Lancashire's children and young people

At the start of 2018, a group of children and young people from across Lancashire, came together to tell us about what safeguarding means to them.  The group shared their experiences and what it means to be safe, and helped to create the film below to tell us their views.

The children and young people involved, whose ages range from 7 to 24, are involved with a number of our services – many are in care or leaving care, some are young carers or have a disability, and others may have parents in prison or have experienced going missing from home – and much more.

The film below is just a small part of the information this group shared with us – there is much more to come throughout the year!

* Some faces have been obscured to protect identity

Please Note

The Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board ceases to exist with effect from 29th September and in its place will be the new Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and Lancashire Children's Safeguarding Assurance Partnership (CSAP).  Resources and training are still available for you to access and all pages and documentation will be updated in due course.