HSLSC has a moral and legal duty of care to safeguard all children and young people, involved in its activities, from harm.

  •  The welfare of the child is paramount.
  •  Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding refers to the process of protecting children (and adults) to provide safe and effective care. This includes all procedures designed to prevent harm to a child.

What is child protection?
Child Protection is part of safeguarding process, protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes the child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.