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Training and resources

Policies and procedures

Everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding children and young people.

General safeguarding policies and guidance can be found on these pages.

Professional guidance relating to specific topics can be found below. You can also visit South West Child Protection Procedures (SWCPP) for more information and advice.

The Devon Children and Families Partnership escalation policy should be followed by professionals when they have safeguarding concerns which they feel are not being adequately addressed.

Professional guidance for specific topics


If you are concerned that a child is being abused please call

0345 155 1071

or email

If it’s an emergency call 999

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