Safeguarding children and young people appendix C

Key government initiatives and legislation

This list is not exhaustive.

You can find an overview of child safeguarding legislation on the NSPCC website at learning.nspcc.org.uk/child-protection-system

England and Wales

  • Children Act 1989
  • Children Act 2004
  • Children and Social Work Act 2017
  • Working together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups 2006
  • Care Act 2014


  • Children Act 1989
  • Children Act 2004
  • Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014
  • All Wales child protection procedures, 2008
  • Working together to safeguard people guidance

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