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Safeguarding Children from Dangerous Dogs - Practice Guidance

The aim of this guidance is to protect children in Northamptonshire from the serious injuries that can be inflicted by dogs that are prohibited, dangerous or poorly managed.

The guidelines set out to explain and describe:

  • The children most likely to be vulnerable and the dogs most likely to be dangerous;
  • The information that should be gathered when any child is injured by a dog and the criteria that should prompt a referral within the Safeguarding children procedures;
  • The basis for an effective assessment of risk and the options for action that could be considered by strategy discussions or child protection conferences.

Safeguarding Children from Dangerous Dogs – Practice Guidance

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Last updated: 25 July 2016

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