Working Together Guidance on Working Together [external link]

Working Together online [external link]

Working Together sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004. It is important that all practitioners working to safeguard children and young people understand fully their responsibilities and duties as set out in primary legislation and associated regulations and guidance.

Working Together is addressed to practitioners and frontline managers who have particular responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and to senior and operational managers in:

  • organisations that are responsible for commissioning or providing services to children, young people, and adults who are parents/carers; and
  • organisations that have a particular responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Practitioners and agencies will have different responsibilities that apply to different areas of the guidance and should consult the guidance for a fuller explanation of their statutory duties.