National Children First Awareness Week will run from the 1st to 7th November. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of Children First and remind wider society, including organisations working with children and young people, of our collective responsibility to keep them safe in our communities.
Children First promotes the protection of children from abuse and neglect, by setting out what individuals and organisations need to do to keep children safe, and how to deal with concerns about a child’s safety or welfare.
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of communities and organisations working together. With the resumption of many services, clubs and groups, organisations working with children and young people are being reminded of their responsibilities under the Children First Act 2015.