What is a Child Protection Plan?

What is a Child Protection Plan?

The aim of a Child Protection Plan is to ensure that the child is safe from harm and prevent him or her suffering further harm and to support the family and wider family members to safeguard and promote the welfare of the child. The Local Authority will designate a Social Worker who will be the lead professional to carry out statutory responsibilities such as visits to the child. The Social Worker should complete the child’s and families in depth assessment securing contributions from core group members and others as necessary. The Social Worker also has a duty to lead core group activity.