Ensuring a safer world for children

Gillian Evans, Chair of the British Psychological Society's Safeguarding Advisory Group, on their new guidance.

Children have the right to be healthy and safe; to be happy and achieve their own potential; to make a positive contribution to society and to experience economic wellbeing. Safeguarding now spans a horizon that ranges from prevention to crisis intervention. It has broadened its reach to include wellbeing and safety across a range of environments, settings and systems. As professional psychologists, we need to match this breadth of thinking. To that end, the British Psychological Society’s


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