All agencies, staff working with children and young people, parents/carers and members of the public have a role to play to ensure that children and young people are kept safe in our community.
“Child protection is part of wider work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, significant harm” (Working Together, 2006).
To enable agencies to work together and keep children and young people safe, Wigan Safeguarding Children Board was launched in April 2006. All organisations within Wigan who support children and young people, have a legal responsibility to be members of the Board and to be involved in safeguarding.
Wigan’s Safeguarding Children Board oversees the work of the traditional child protection system and the Change for Children and Young People System, along with other safety issues, such as road safety and child protection in schools.
If you are worried about a child and would like more information on what to do view our information pages.
Please click here to complete a referral form online.
For more information, or advice, please click on the links above.
Family and Friends Care Policy
View the 'Family and Friends Care Policy' (.pdf, 143KB) - a policy to promote and support the needs of children living with family and friends carers.