Case resolution protocol and escalation procedures

Everyone, including children, adults and practitioners should feel able to challenge decision making and to see this as their right to do so. It is everyone’s responsibility to promote children’s safety.

Effective safeguarding of children is everyone’s business; wanting the very best for children requires us to be ready to stand up for them, to be ready to support and advocate for their wellbeing and safety and challenge others in their assessment as required.

Different viewpoints and perspectives are key to protecting children. It is inevitable that this will, at times, lead to a difference of opinion on the levels of concerns and risk and the best course of action.

This protocol gives guidance on the expectations on resolving differences together early to safeguard children.

Case Resolution Protocol and Escalation Procedures – Devon Children and Families Partnership (

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