Children's Multi Agency Resilience and Safeguarding Board (CMARS)

The purpose of the Children’s Multi Agency Resilience and Safeguarding Board (CMARS) is for agencies to work together to:

  • safeguard children
  • protect them from harm
  • promote their welfare

CMARS has agreed three priorities for safeguarding children and young people in North Lincolnshire. These are to reduce the harm from:

  • child sexual exploitation
  • domestic abuse
  • neglect

Definition of Safeguarding

CMARS promotes the welfare of children by:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of their health and development
  • ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully

(Reference: Working Together 2013)

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility and effective safeguarding arrangements are underpinned by two key principles:

  1. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility
  2. Effective safeguarding is child centred

It is important to listen to what children say. They tell us that they want to be respected. They want:

  • their views to be heard
  • to have stable relationships with professionals built on trust
  • and for consistent support to be provided for their individual needs
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Further Information

Contact

Concerned about a child? Tel: 01724 296500

Out of hours tel: 01724 296555

Last modified: August 5, 2019