The police working with other organisations such as the children’s social care services

The police working with other organisations such as the children’s social care services, health and education services, is responsible for making enquiries to safeguard and secure the welfare of any child.
Assess the risk of likely harm to the child, taking immediate action to protect them where necessary.
Judge how the children can be kept safe in the future.
Attending court to give evidence when a crime has been committed.
Children’s social care services play a key role to safeguard and promote the well-being of the children that need it. They work with families to enable children to live safe from harm within their family and the community. Children’s social care has particular responsibilities to decide on the course of action to take, when a child is found to be at risk of harm or abuse.