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Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding means protecting a child’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about working together to support children and young people to make decisions about the risks they face in their own lives, and protecting those who lack the capacity to make these decisions. We all share responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, whether as a parent or family member; a friend or neighbour; a teacher or carer; or as a paid or volunteer worker.




We are a multi-agency partnership established under the Children Act 2004 and subsequent legislation such as Working Together 2018.

We are not an operational body – our role is to monitor the quality and consistency of safeguarding practice and training across all our partner agencies, ensuring continuous improvement in practice and contributing to the broader planning, commissioning and delivery of services.

“The Bradford Partnership will work to ensure that children are safe and receive a quality service” 

  • The child is always at the centre.

  • There will be clear governance and accountability, clearly defined roles and responsibilities

  • There will be transparent, open and honest communication between all

  • We will foster continual improvement which includes learning from others

  • We will enable early support at the right time to build independence and self reliance

The Bradford Partnership consists of senior representatives of all the principle agencies and organisations whose staff come into contact with children and young people, their families and carers.

The Partnership has a number of subgroups which undertake specific tasks on its behalf.

If you would like to comment about our website or enquire about the work of the Bradford Partnership please contact us on the details below:

Floor 6,
Margaret McMillan Tower,
Princes Way,

01274 434361

Please note – This is NOT an emergency or secure email address.