Who is Responsible?

Who is responsible for safeguarding?


The Department for Education is  responsible for children and schools policies . They have created and updated a number of policies, legislation, and statutory guidance documents

These apply to all local authorities and organisations who are responsible for children’s safety. This includes schools, youth groups and charities, and sports clubs.

Put simply, safeguarding applies to anyone who works with or around children.



The Office of the Public Guardian’s (OPG) to protect people at risk of abuse or neglect. This includes investigating concerns reported to them.

Care Quality Commission


Differences across the UK:

Local legislation and guidance reflects some differences between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Welsh Assembly – Older Persons Commissioner