Safeguarding children and young people and young vulnerable adults policy

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This document outlines Ofsted's policy on identifying and responding to concerns regarding the safeguarding and protection of children and young people, with a specific section on protection of vulnerable adults. This policy seeks to promote effective multi-agency working in light of the Children Act 2004 and Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE 2013). Ofsted inspects settings and services for young people, some of whom are vulnerable adults. The policy and procedure for responding to concerns regarding the protection of vulnerable adults, when these are identified through inspection or other activity, are incorporated in this document. This policy, with the associated procedures, provides guidance for all staff who may come across concerns of this nature within the context of their work for Ofsted. These include: all members of Ofsted's workforce, both inspectors and office-based staff; additional inspectors; other individuals, consultants and agencies contracted by Ofsted. Policy updated in 2108 (Edited publisher abstract)

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safeguarding children, child protection, young adults, regulation, vulnerable children, vulnerable adults, safeguarding adults;
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practice guidance
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