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Safeguarding Children Week June 2023


The Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Partnership is holding its fourth annual Safeguarding Children Awareness Week 12 – 18 June 2023.

Safeguarding really is ‘everyone’s business’ and it is a responsibility we all share here in Rochdale.

The principle focus of the week will be on continuing to raise awareness of child neglect.

Child neglect is a key priority for us all in Rochdale; it is one of the main reasons for a child or young person being on a Child Protection Plan in the borough and the effects of neglect on children and young people can be devastating.

We all have a duty to familiarise ourselves with key information and guidance so that we can all safeguard children and young people. This year we have updated many of our neglect resources, including the strategy and toolkit.

To view the information, resources and training available during the week, click on the links below:

For further information on neglect and local resources: child neglect

Practitioner resources and training:

Multi-agency training

Practitioner information on child neglect

Public resources:

Educational neglect leaflet

Emotional neglect leaflet

Medical neglect leaflet

Physical neglect leaflet

Safeguarding and how to report concerns

Young people's resources:

what is neglect and how to tell someone

If you have any concerns that a child is being harmed or abused or is at risk of harm or abuse, call Rochdale Children’s Social Care on 0300 303 0440.

If someone is in immediate danger contact the Police on 999.

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